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Thursday, September 1, 2016

NCCA calls on stakeholders to submit project proposals for arts, culture development

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Sept. 1 (PIA) --- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has encouraged stakeholders to submit project proposals for funding from the commission for next year that would help boost the Philippine arts and culture.

NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office head Rene Napeñas said the proposal that can be submitted will fall on two categories, that is, Category A includes projects which have been conceptualized during the various levels of planning workshops by its various national committees, while Category B calls for project proposals conceptualized by proponents with due consideration to the identified NCCA priorities and outcomes.

Napeñas furthered that at least ten common themes can be considered by those who are interested to submit their proposal:  (1) integrated and area-based culture development projects; (2) institutionalization of culture-focused program in the LGU ; (3) projects focused on culture and environmental management or CCA-DRR related projects; (4) conduct of culture and arts summit, congress and island-wide festivals and (5) support for community arts festival.

Other themes include (6) production of new creative works and cultural studies; (7) capability enhancement and /or cultural exchange projects, (8) projects on cultural research and publications (9) massive cultural promotions and (10) IP youth leadership training on heritage management.

Deadline of submission of letters of intent and proposals is on September 30, 2016. Interested applicants may get in touch with NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office Head Rene Napeñas at 0928-5081057 or you may send email at ncca.paio@gmail.com.

Similarly, NCCA has partnered with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bicol regional office to boost its campaign and enjoin other media personalities to support the initiatives.

Also present during the media conference were Liza Diño-Seguerra, Film Development Council (FDC) chairperson, National Committee on Dramatic Arts head Dr. Jasmin B. Llana, National Committee on Cinema (NCC) vice head Teddy Co, NCC Executive Committee member Tito Valiente and  National Committee on Literary Arts ExeCom member Frank Peñones.

 “The role of the media is very important to the NCCA, not just to promote the commission as the prime government arm dedicated to promote culture and the arts but more so to inculcate that culture is the fountain of our progress and creativity and must be carefully nurtured to grow and develop,” Napeñas said.

Diño meanwhile said that it is the FDC mandate to create policies and enhancement the craft of film making.

She shared that it has become her personal crusade to promote culture and the arts as she considered it as an extension of herself.

The campign of the NCCA, according to Napeñas, goes along with the desire of chair Felipe M. De Leon Jr. to encourage and support artists, filmmakers and cultural workers.

 Borrowing the words of Chairman De Leon, Napeñas conveyed that “the arts affirm our humanity—and enables us to exercise our uniquely human gift – the freedom of choice”.  (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861472616695/ncca-calls-on-stakeholders-to-submit-project-proposals-for-arts-culture-development#sthash.7eI3kLJ6.dpuf

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