NCCA to grant millions of pesos to arts and culture

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The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman Felipe de Leon Jr. and OIC-executive director Adelina Suemith, continues to fulfill its mandate of preserving, developing and promoting of Philippine arts and culture by giving grants to deserving arts and cultural projects.

Encouraging artistic creation, the national agency is now accepting proposals for projects to be implemented in 2016. This year, it is also looking for implementers of projects, which have been conceptualized by the agency.

For 2016, the NCCA is providing venue for the different regions to articulate their local culture and development concerns, which the different programs and projects shall address. In line with this, the priority programs and projects identified are grouped into island cluster—National Capital Region (NCR), Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The NCCA has set two categories of proposals. Category A includes projects which have been conceptualized during the various levels of planning workshops following the identified needs of the locality and where specific outputs and deliverables had been defined. Projects in this category will have three or more component activities. Proponents interested to implement projects under this category may submit a letter of intent. On the other hand, Category B calls for project proposals conceptualized by proponents with due consideration to the important concerns cited in the project brief and aligned to the identified NCCA priorities and outcomes. Interested proponents may submit a project proposal.


Project briefs as well as guidelines and requirements can be viewed and downloaded at the NCCA website (ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca-3/grants-program/).

Filipino individuals as well as civil society organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations/groups, local government units, government agencies institutions, state universities/colleges and public schools are all encouraged to apply.

Deadline of submissions of letters of intent and proposals is on September 30 to the Planning, Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD), Room 5-A, fifth floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. They can be submitted via email to ncca.luzon@gmail.com (for Luzon); ncca.visayas@gmail.com (for the Visayas); ncca.mindanao@gmail.com (for Mindanao); and ncca.ncr@gmail.com (for NCR).

For inquiries on the NCCA Grants Programs, contact PPFPD through 527-2214 or 527-2192, and e-mail address pmd@ncca.gov.ph, grants@ncca.gov.ph, or info@ncca.gov.ph.

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