Art sparks hope


    Golden Bay Holdings Inc., one of the country’s leading boutique developers, has recently opened its first prime commercial property Aspire Corporate Plaza. It has partnered with the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation to create unique art pieces that reflect the nature of business of occupants of the new commercial property.

    “Our idea was for the artworks to reflect the lifestyle of each individual client. In order to capture this, the Golden Bay team had to work religiously with our tenants and NVC in order to come up with the artwork that best exudes them. Hours and hours of collaborative planning, designing and scheming were allotted by both sides to ensure that we deliver intimate and carefully curated art pieces,” says Golden Bay Land Holdings COO Jardin B. Wong.

    The partnership began after Wong chanced upon an article that featured art pieces made by NVC’s Artisans of Hope in an in-flight magazine, which led Golden Bay to quickly make inroads into NVC and its management, led by Millie Kolayko. Under the partnership, Golden Bay has commissioned artisans under NVC’s Artisans of Hope livelihood program to create unique art pieces for each tenant space.

    The initial partnership of Golden Bay and NVC Foundation has already benefited at least 30 craftsmen and artisans under the Artisans of Hope livelihood program, which aims to promote world-class Filipino craftsmanship by exemplifying a high standard of quality with their art pieces. NVC trains, nurtures, and inspires their artisans to go beyond the ordinary and push their artistic boundaries with a keen eye for detail.

    NVC Foundation was established in August 2010 in Bacolod City, by private citizens who believe in pooling the energies, resources, talents, and skills of individuals to bring about a better future for Filipinos. Its mission to fight hunger and poverty by providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to the less-fortunate has allowed the organization to grow exponentially to one of the leading foundations in the country.

    Golden Bay aims to positively contribute to the development of the country by building projects that ultimately bring value to the community. Whether designing nature-inspired condominiums, state-of-the-art office buildings, unique civic centers, providing employment opportunities to young professionals or inspiring other potential developers to take the leap forward.