Name of the responsible structure: Big Sky Mind Artists’ Projects Foundation
Type of structure: Non- Profit Foundation
Profile of the initiators of the project: Artists Organization
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Address/tel/fax : 18th Avenue Artists’ Compound
70 18th Avenue
Murphy, Cubao 1109
Quezon City
tel : (632)421.21.25
Mail : info@bigskymind.org
website : www.bigskymind.org
Contact : Ringo Bunoan or Katya Guerrero


The 18th Avenue Artists’ Compound is an independent artist-run center
located in Cubao, Quezon City. Organized by Big Sky Mind Artists’ Projects
Foundation, the Compound offers young artists space to create and develop
their work amidst an environment of community, camaraderie and professional

Based in a warehouse complex, the Compound specifically addresses the need
of young artists for working spaces, access to information and

A fresh and alternative site, it gathers artists, students, curators,
writers, researchers, other members of the art community and the general
public in a place dedicated to the support of Filipino contemporary art.

Former use: Warehouse complex/ Printing press
Architect of the rehabilitation: none
Location: City
Foundation year of the centre: 2003
Type of occupation: Minimal Rent
Owner of the building: Guerrero Family

Infrastructures / Facilities

Artists’ Studios - three working studios for individual artists are currently available

Library - artists’ portfolios, catalogues, magazines, brochures, books and
other reference material.

Computer Room - cable internet access, scanning, printing and video editing

Storage space for Artworks

Social and artistic disciplines

The Compound’s Artist-in-Residency Program grants one-year studio
residencies to young Filipino visual artists. This year’s residency period
is from July 2003-June 2004. Resident artists are provided with subsidized
working spaces and access to the Compound facilities.

In July 2003, the Compound will have its first quarterly Open House,
providing an occasion for the resident artists to present their work to the
public. Studio visits, artist talks and other activities will be held during
this period.

The Compound also plans to offer video documentation services, workshops and
educational programs and portfolio management for artists.

Other structures/organisations resident on the site

The Compound is shared with a video production company, Furball inc.

Financial support

Big Sky Mind Artists’ Projects Foundation does not receive financial support from any government or institution. Income is generated from studio rentals and private donations.


UseBy: Asia Pacific Artist Initiatives Project

Modified on Thursday 11 December 2003