Feature: Promoting culture and arts, NCCA calls on Region I residents to avail of Grants Program 2018

  • August 02, 2017
  • April M. Montes-Bravo

VIGAN CITY, August 2 (PIA) – Do you have a film you want to make? Do you want your local government unit to undertake cultural development projects? Do you have an exhibit in mind that will uplift the cultural consciousness of your community? Do you want to do an arts and cultural festival for your community or school? Do you want to conduct research on a certain aspect of Filipino culture?

It is possible for that planned workshop, that painting session, that training on traditional weaving to translate into a reality.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) urged individuals as well as cultural and arts groups, academic institutions, local arts organizations, civil society organizations in the Ilocos Region to submit their project proposals for funding in the year 2018.

Ferdinand Isleta, head for Arts Section of NCCA, said the Commission is ready to assist interested individuals and groups in the implementation of their projects, once approved by the NCCA selection committee, to further develop and promote arts and culture in the country.

“For 2018, the projects are categorized per sub-commission (arts, heritage, cultural dissemination, and cultural communities and traditional arts),” he said in a press conference and project proposal writing workshop held at the Hotel Luna in this city recently.

Isleta said that with this nationwide campaign, the NCCA seeks to encourage Ilocanos and Pangasinenses involved in culture and arts, and others to submit their project proposals for the NCCA Grants Program for 2018.

“I hope na hindi lang natatapos dito (press conference), but put it into paper, prepare and submit your complete project proposals to avail of the grants that the Commission is giving to deserving culture and arts enthusiasts,” Isleta said.

He said the deadline for submission of letters of intent and project proposals is on August 31, 2017 through NCCA Planning, Policy Formulation and Programming Division at Room 5-B, fifth floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.

It may also be submitted via e-mail to arts@ncca.gov.ph, heritage@ncca.gov.ph, dissemination@ncca.gov.ph, and traditional_arts@ncca.gov.ph.

Project briefs as well as guidelines and requirements can be viewed and downloaded also at the NCCA website: www.ncca.gov.ph.

The NCCA, the prime government arm under the Office of the President, is the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture. (JNPD/AMM/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)


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