The ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition is a four-day event that is part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN. It will explore the creative economy concept and creative cities at the Bonifacio Global City Arts Center located on 26th St, Taguig, Metro Manila. Here are some things you might want to know about the venue.
The Bonifacio Global City Arts Center is peculiarly appropriate as the venue for this event as its mandate is to encourage the creative life. It provides space for individuals and organizations that wish to share their art, explore different mediums, and discover new ways of doing things. It promotes the creative experience by providing a platform for the expression of Filipino artistry, culture, and science.
The Bonifacio Global City Arts Center is actually a triad of halls: the Alveo Central Plaza, the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, and the Sun Life Amphitheater. It is the hub of the cultural district and built by the non-stock, non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation entirely through private donations. It opened its doors to the public in November 2016 and is located along 26th Street.
Bonifacio Global City is a well-developed and well-planned residential and business hub. It is centrally located between Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and C-5 Road. You can get into Bonifacio Global City through several access points, namely:
- Kalayaan Flyover in the North and West
- EDSA from Taguig in the West
- EDSA through McKinley Road
- C-5 Road in the East
- Fifth Avenue and Lawton Avenue (Villamor Airbase) from the Ninoy Aquino Internation Airport in the South
The easiest way to get to Bonifacio Global City Arts Center is by private car of taxi. It is about 15 minutes from Ayala Avenue in Makati, and will cost about PhP 140 (approximately $3). You can also get to Bonifacio Global City Arts Center by taking the Bonifacio Global City/Fort Bus from the bus terminal at the corner of Ayala and EDSA and taking the Central, East, or West Route. Get off at the 26th Street bus stop and walk to the Bonifacio Global City Arts Center.
There are several good hotels within walking distance of Bonifacio Global City Arts Center, including:
- Ascott Bonfacio Global City Manila at the corner of 5th and 28th Street, about 600 meters away, an 8-minute walk
- Shangri-La at the Fort Manila on 30th Street, corner 5th Avenue, about 850 meters away, a 10-minute walk