The UP Artists’ Circle is a university fraternity founded on May 22, 1972, at the College of Fine Arts, University of Philippines.

With two chapters in Diliman and Baguio, scores of men have joined our ranks in pursuit of artistic excellence. Built upon principles of Loyalty, Humility, and Determination – our members serve their communities, pursue academic and professional success, and enjoy lifelong brotherhood.


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48th Anniversary


Join us as we celebrate our 48th year and strengthen our commitment to service through art.
Worth the wait at 48, The UP Artists’ Circle Fraternity 48th Anniversary Celebration this 22nd of May 2020.
#AC48 #Worththewaitat48 / Zoom link to be announced via private message.

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The Pioneers- The 1970s

The Diliman Commune, a student uprising in February of 1971 that preceded the founding of the UP Artists’ Circle in May of 1972.

The UP Artists’ Circle was born on a tumultuous time in the nation’s history and it is impossible not to mention certain historical events in writing about its beginnings.

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The Artists’ Circle, is a university fraternity for artists based in the University of the Philippines which shares a long history with the UP College of Fine Arts.

Alumni of the Artists’ Circle Fraternity currently constitute a large portion of the UP College of Fine Arts faculty. It accepts into membership those who are practitioners of an art form and enrolled at any degree-granting unit of the University in Diliman and Baguio. When it was founded in 1972, The fraternity primarily focused on the visual arts but has since recruited members who focused in theater, literature, music, architecture and design. AC is regarded as an institution of notable accomplishment and reputation in the Philippine art scene.

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Kalipunan is the Artists’ Circle Fraternity’s Annual Art Exhibit. It is a venue for advocating love for the arts and art education. This project is led by faculty and student members and aimed at strengthening social awareness of various art forms that lead to greater student involvement.

Some activities leading to the culminating art exhibit included workshops, art contests, and cultural nights in and out of campus.

The campaign is aided by sponsors and advertisement through mass media and donations by the alumni.

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Amorsolo Hall,
UP College of Fine Arts
E. Jacinto St. UP Diliman Campus
Quezon City

College of Arts and Communication
UP Baguio Campus
Baguio City


UP Artists’ Circle Fraternity