Be partner of NCCA in boosting culture, arts

LAOAG CITY, August 23 – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has started accepting project proposals for its competitive grants for 2015.

Ferdie Isleta, head of NCCA Sub-commission on the Arts, said the grant is open to all cultural and art groups, academic institutions, local government units and non-government organizations involved in the preservation of arts and culture.

Isleta together with representatives from the different NCCA committees visited the different regions in the country and invited prospective proponents who can be a partner of NCCA in promoting arts and culture with the help of the Philippine Information agency.

Isleta said projects to be funded by the NCCA must capture the aspiration of the arts and culture community, expressed by NCCA’s vision in the 21st century: “Filipino culture as the wellspring of national and global well being.”

Furthermore, projects must establish culture as pillar of sustainable development, advance creativity and diversity of artistic expression, and promote a strong sense of nationhood and pride in being Filipino through culture and arts.

Interested individuals or groups can avail of NCCA assistance by submitting a project proposal under the NCCA Competitive Grants, or file a request under the Institutional Programs, namely, NCCA Outreach Program, Experts and Resource Persons Bureau and Technical Assistance Program.

Accomplished project proposals must be submitted to Marichu G. Tellano, chief of Policy, Plan Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD), 5th Floor, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila, with telephone number (63-2) 527-2192, fax numbers (63-2) 527-2198 and 522-2084, and emails and

Proposal submission through electronic mail (email) are accepted provided that all project documents are complete and with scanned signature of the official proponent/head of the organization/LGU. Absence of the signature of the proponent shall be considered unofficial.

Proposals must be stamped received by the Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division of the NCCA on or before August 31, 2014. (ARIEL PAOLO TEJADA)