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SANAG Art Prize

The University of the Philippines and UP Fine Arts Gallery officially presents SANAG, the UP Art Prize. 

The awarding ceremony and exhibition will be launched on March 9, 2023 at the Plenary Hall of the UP Fine Arts Gallery. Viewing starts at 4PM.


SANAG is the first University of the Philippines Art Prize (UP Art Prize). It is sponsored by the 21st University of the Philippines President, Danilo L. Concepcion, during the last year of his term (AY 2022-2023).

SANAG, a Hiligaynon term denoting the beacon of light, lucidity, or enlightenment embodies the essence of the UP Art Prize, which is an award given to artist members of the University of the Philippines System who lived by the University’s core values of honor and excellence, serving as beacons of light in these trying times.

The UP Art Prize is not limited by age, gender, or nationality. Its eligible awardees are present and former students at the University of the Philippines System, from any course, whether they have graduated or not, with a professional practice as a visual artist between five to ten years..