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We've been shaping independent creativity for a decade.
A safe space for arts, technology, social impact, culture.
Are you a shaper too?

From the team behind multi award-winning ASPACE.


We’ve hosted regular new artist exhibitions for over a decade. Beyond the shows we help artists with negotiating gallery deals, dealing with the practicalities of shipping and storage, and offer coaching on building relationships with collectors and curators.


Our own spend is always with local makers and producers, and many of our programs ensure local makers have wider audience through product showcases, trunk shows, workshops, and content studios.


When Bitcoin debuted in the Philippines, it was our community that hosted the workshops and gatherings to explore it. Our support helped give birth to a FinTech revolution within the country. It’s been the same for augmented reality, AI, and NFTs. When it’s new, it’s happening here.


Manny Ayala describes us as a central node in a network which allows faster travel from one part of the innovation community to the next. We like that, and we continue to connect shapers from the investment communities to arts, entrepreneurs to hyper-focused innovators.


From Burlesque to spoken word, incredible music performances by original artists, comedy and theatre, it’s our venues and support that has made life easier for performers, and shows more impactful for audiences. Behind the scenes our workshops and support-groups provide value.


Our studios and venues and programs have welcomed filmmakers and content creators for years, and our support for their advocacies and vocation has earned us respect as a valued collaborator and co-creator.

Prior to the pandemic our creative hubs were making waves in Manila and Cebu. After a rollercoaster ride, we have managed to hold on to one space and re-shape the amenities for the post-pandemic era.

You’ll now find us in the heart of the avant garde, a boutique oasis within the heritage district of Makati: Poblacion.

Walking distance to Rockwell, Z Street, Sinigang Valley, Salcedo Village, and Ayala.

  1. Credible association with a multi-award winning group.
  2. Name recognition on-site and in-media for the programs you support. 
  3. Intel on the programs you support.
  4. Guest privileges for your most valued people. 
See the privileges for your most-value people »
  1. That warm fuzzy feeling from being valued.
  2. Introduction to select Members (based on context) and in-person experiences with artists/innovators featured in our programs.
  3. Private dinners/viewings/shows with other shapers.
  4. Speaking opportunities and workshop-participation.
  5. Access to the Shapers Lounge at the Astbury.
  1. Funded shows, exhibits, activities, and interactive content.
  2. Enabling inclusive learning and access for underserved audiences.
  3. Connecting diverse communities through collaborations and showcasing.
  4. Giving equal Membership access to underserved communities. 
  5. Supporting Programs for Arts, Technology, Creative Industries, Culture, Impact.
  6. Supporting a new arts Gallery, studios, project funding, creative workspace, open-access venues.
  1. Become an individual Member 
  2. Be a Contributor to our Shaper program through one-off donations.
  3. Become a Patron through your organisation.
  4. Become a Lifetime Shaper through your individual or Organisation’s one-off donation. 
Shaper contributions range from P50,000 to P1,000,000.
  1. Are you open 24/7? Yes.
  2. Can I work there? Yes.
  3. Can I eat/drink there? Yes.
  4. Will all of these questions have one word answers? Not all of them. This one for example.
  5. Is it The Astbury or just Astbury? You choose.
  6. Can I park my vehicle there? Maybe.
  7. Can I host my meetings or dinners in a private room? Yes.
  8. Can I host my own events at the club? Yes.
  9. Can I bring my dog? Sometimes.
  10. Can I bring my kids? Sometimes.
  11. Can I store my stuff there? Possibly.
  12. Can I create content and/or exhibit/screen there? Yep.
  13. Do you host programs for personal + professional growth? Yep.
  14. Do you offer services for entrepreneurs and creative teams? Yes.
  15. Can I get a virtual office? No.
  16. Can I expect to meet new people and be introduced? Yes.
  17. Can I find some alone time? Yes.
  18. Do you have a roofdeck? Yes.
  19. Do you have a gallery? Yes.
  20. Yoga and meditation space? Yes.
  21. A kitchen? Yes.
  22. Café? Yes.
  23. Jacuzzi? No.
  24. This is more than 20 questions. Yep.
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In 2009 we pioneered coworking in Manila and trashed the office cubicles beloved at the time by Regus and outdated hierarchies embraced by many corporations across the Philippines. In 2011 we rather lazilly called ourselves “A SPACE” (just a space for fun people) and accidently started the coworking movement in the Philippines. Since then our Members and collaborators number among the most original thinkers and doers in the country. We’ve been creating, crafting, and inventing original spaces and experiences for a decade. This is what we love to do.

Since the arrival of Covid though, we’ve experienced the near collapse of our business, tragedies within our families, and the erosion of community energy as we knew it. Wow, what a couple of years. For us it prompted stark and radical change. We’ve always created workspace that recharged us instead of drained us, and social space with more meaning than just alchohol and beats. With our new project we move beyond our most creative coworking design into a world of possibilities packed with purpose, fueled by passion and necessity. We’ll work together, learn together, and shape our city together.

At the heart of this change is a greater confidence that offices are outmoded, and the hybird habits that we have long embraced – the privilege of working from home, from ASPACE, from the pool, or from a café – is more closely aligned with our human preferences. What’s more, if we could only encourage a culture that energised us at work, and connected us socially with the best of each other, amplifying the ideas and causes we champion.

You work and you play, and you sustain positive change along the way. That has become our starting point for this next phase in our evolution, a space where just by being present we contribute more, and benefit from the change wrought by this pandemic.

Can you see the icon popping up in the bottom corner? That’s all you need to start a conversation with one of the Fam here.

Although Members get our private numbers, we don’t post email or landline numbers online, it’s the 2020s, we are all about direct communications. If you are interested in anything you’ve read or seen, just start the chat and we’ll take it from there.

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