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NCCA provides P63.8-M pandemic fund for artists

THE Board of Commissioners of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) approved a cumulative budget of P63.8 million for an assistance fund for arts and culture workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCP’s Lizaso elected as NCCA chairperson

AFTER a mix up last year when Malacang said it had appointed him to the post even though it had no power to do so, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) elected Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, the current president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), as its new chairperson, replacing National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario whose term in the post has ended.

NCCA and CCP pay tribute to the 2018 National Artists

FOR 2003 National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, the role a National Artist is a challenging task.

NCCA holds National Dance Week in Capiz

IN CELEBRATION of National Dance Week, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) – National Committee on Dance will hold the 8th Dance Xchange: The Philippine International Dance Festival on April 26 to 30 in Roxas City, Capiz.

55 artists honored in NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal

THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) ends this year’s National Arts Month by awarding 55 artists in various fields at its annual Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors), to be held today at the Diamond Hotel in Malate, Manila.

NCCA names beauty queen, actors as new ambassadors for Nat’l Arts...

CELEBRITIES, thanks to their clout among their fans, make good endorsers. But beyond influencing us to buy and consume more T-shirts and face creams, four Filipino stars are now the ambassadors of far more important things, our arts and culture, with the goal of bringing them closer and making them more relevant to more people.

Quantifying the arts

ART HEALS, literature enriches vocabularies and our sense of empathy, and theater helps children develop their imagination and creativity. But these truths aren’t quantifiable — or not quantified yet — which makes it hard for the government to see the positive impact and contributions of art and culture to economic development.

Two artists look at the effects of the ‘Build, Build, Build’...

WHILE A beauty pageant contestant unabashedly admits she knows nothing about the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program, two Filipino artists look at its ideations...

Nominations for 2018 National Artists now open

NOMINATIONS for the National Artist Award are now open and will run until Sept. 30. The Order of National Artist is the highest national award...