Step Up Consulting Services facilitated a cultural programming design workshop for the Regional Cultural Hub of Central Visayas at the Metro Centre Hotel on 16-17 September 2019. The workshop was organized by the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Bohol.
The workshop was attended by Silliman University Vice President for Academics and historian Dr. Earl Jude Cleope, UP Visayas Arts Studies specialist Jay Jore, Boholano artists and cultural leaders Architect Nino Guidaben, Architect Franz Labad, theater artist Engr. Jerrey Aguilar, Holy Name University history professors Cenon Agbayani and Agnes Bustrillos, Artist Rama Marcaida, and Natatanging Gawad Buhay awardee Gardy Labad. Bingbing Casenas of the Provincial Planning and Development Office of the Provincial Goverment of Bohol also attended. The workshop was supported by the Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage team composed of Jose Nazareno and Charo Mae Apipe.
The objectives of the workshop were to:
- Present the vision of the cultural hub/regional cultural complex and how it desires to promote cultural, social, and economic development of the region
- Present initial findings from the cultural inventories of the provinces in the Central Visayas region
- Discuss the importance of cultural inventories in the preparation of cultural programming for the regional cultural hub/regional cultural complex
- Draft a cultural program for the regional cultural hub/regional cultural complex for at least 3 year