NCCA spearheads arts fest in Diliman


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) gathers visual artists from all over the country for the Philippine Visual Arts Festival (PVAF) 2015 happening on December 12 to 14, 2015 at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The four-day fest adopts the theme “Sining Biswal at Pambansang Kaunlaran” which gives focus on the role of art in national development. This falls in line with NCCA’s strategy in nation building through the establishment of Filipino arts and culture as a pillar for sustainable development, advancement of creativity and artistic expression and promotion of a strong sense of nationhood.

PVAF will open at the NCCA Palma Hall on December 12 at 9 a.m., followed by a lecture on photography as a mainstream visual art and documenter of culture and history alongside the opening of the 2015 NCCA National Photo Competition exhibit, 1 p.m., at the UP Diliman Asian Center.

One objective of the festival is to encourage more people to participate in the visual arts practice in its various forms. The event will have a series of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and demonstrations that dealing with the different practices in the visual arts as well as traditional art forms like printmaking, pottery and casting. A special lecture on Mathematics of Art and Design will be conducted at the College of Fine Arts on December 14, 9:00 AM.

One of the expected outputs of the PVAF is the establishment of the Kapulungan ng mga Manggagawa sa Sining Biswal, a nationwide artist network composed of the PVAF participants, members of the NCVA and PVAF secretariat.

PVAF is organized by the NCCA National Committee on Visual Arts, headed by Jose Alberto Tanedo, University of the Philippines Diliman and the Teatro Guindegan – Culture and Arts Resources for Education Inc..

For more details, contact Felimon Blanco through mobile number 928-2471337 or e-mail


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