The UP Arts Productivity System (APS) was established by the Board of Regents in its 1239th meeting on December 2008 as the counterpart for the arts of the UP Scientific Productivity System and is aimed at encouraging outstanding productivity in the creative arts or in arts scholarship for national development. Deserving artists and arts scholars in the faculty and research staff will be conferred the title “UP Artist” with a monetary award, the UP Arts Productivity Award.
The UP Arts Productivity Award shall carry a monetary award to be given to UP Artists who meet the qualifications:
UP Artist I P 150,000 per annum
UP Artist II P 200,000 per annum
UP Artist III P 250,000 per annum
To date, there are 104 UP Artists appointments for the period CY 2009-2017, 14 Artist III, 46 Artist II and 44 Artist I.