The Cultural Arts Office (CAO), under the Student Development & Activities Office, is tasked with providing opportunities for students to develop themselves in culture promotion and arts. Such is realized through the institutionally recognized Performing Arts Group (PAG) such as: DLSU-D Chorale, DLSU-D Symphonic Band, La Salle Filipiniana Dance Company, Lasallian Pointes n’ Flexes Dance Company, TEATRO Lasalliana, Lasallian Pop Band and the Visual & Performing Arts Production Unit.
Cultural awareness. The CAO aids in the promotion of culture and arts not only within the University but also in underprivileged communities. This program aims to enrich the spirits of “the least, the last and the lost” in society through the teaching of artistic skills and production of shows for people to watch, appreciate, and learn lessons from.
Recruitment. The office recruits’ applicants annually at the beginning of the school year to give students the chance to be part of the PAG of their choice. Applicants undergo screening and interview before they are accepted as probationary members of the PAG.
Artistic direction. The office shares its expertise in various facets of production such as production design, technical services, scriptwriting, direction, stage management, hosting services and other artistic and creative innovations.
Scholarship grants. The office provides scholarship to deserving members of the Performing Arts Groups.
Cultural Arts Festival. The office prepares an annual month-long celebration of Culture and Arts through cultural presentations, competitions and exhibits inside and outside the university.
PAG Synergy. The office designs an annual teambuilding activity done outside the campus. This aims to strengthen the bond between and among the members of the PAG and to bring out the artistic talent of each member through teambuilding activities.
Cultural presentations. The office, through the seven performing arts groups, holds major and minor productions, concerts, and cultural shows to heighten cultural awareness and to provide venues for exposure and appreciation of the different art forms on campus.
Performances. The office grants performance requests from units/offices/department /organizations from within and outside the University to support their activities and projects and showcase the artistic talents of the seven PAGs.
Exposure trips. The office gives each performing arts group the opportunity to watch stage plays, concerts, exhibits, expositions and other performances and activities conducted outside the University. This aims to help the members of the performing arts group better appreciate their craft and to help them learn contemporary approaches, skills, and techniques in performing arts which they could eventually apply to their future activities and projects.
Free Workshops/Outreach Programs. The office, through the seven performing arts groups, provides free trainings and workshops to reach out to children and teens who are interested in and are willing to learn the various forms of art.
Spiritual Activities. The office encourages all PAG to conduct activities that induces spiritual experiences and cultivate spiritual development.