NCCA Opens Competitive Grants for 2011

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting project proposals for the Competitive Grants Program of 2011. Grants are available for cultural and art groups, academic institutions, individual artists, local arts organizations, non-government organizations involved in culture and arts, and other potential grant applicants. Deadline will be on September 15, 2010.

The Priority Projects for 2011 include the seven national committees under the Subcomission on the Arts, namely the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts, National Committee on Cinema, National Committee on Dance, National Committee on Dramatic Arts, National Committee on Literary Arts, National Committee on Music, and National Committee on Visual Arts.

In addition to these seven, grants are also available for community-based projects of the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts under three committees on Northern, Central and Southern cultural communities.

Under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage, grants are available for the National Committees on Archives, Art Galleries, Libraries and Information Services, Historical Research, Monuments and Sites, Museums and Cultural Education while under the Subcomission on Cultural Dissemination, grants are available for the National Committees on Education, Communication and Language and Translation.

The NCCA, as a grants-giving agency is tasked to administer the National Endowment Fund for Culture and Arts (NEFCA) for the preservation, development and promotion of the Philippine arts and culture. The NEFCA is solely used for the implementation of culture and arts programs in line with the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for Culture and Arts.