NCCA Grants Program
The NCCA is now accepting Project Proposals for 2015 Read more
Local Culture and Arts Councils
Did you know that your LGUs are tasked to create local culture councils in your area? Read more
56th Venice Biennale 2015
The Philippines will participate at the Venice Biennale, 50 years after its last official participation in 1964. Submit your curatorship proposals now. Read more
Enchong Dee Supports Heritage
Enchong Dee is the new NCCA Ambassador for Heritage. Read more.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) trains the limelight on our precious cultural heritage this May. Read.
Help Rebuild Our Heritage
Our heritage sites and structures needs rebuilding. You can help in restoring our national treasures to their former glory. Know more on how you can help.
Download the Joint Subcommission on Heritage - National Committee on Monuments and Sites Assessment on Earthquake-damaged Heritage Structures in Bohol and Cebu (May 27-31, 2014)
Download the Report on the Technical Assessment of Bohol Churches Damaged by the 15 October 2013 Earthquake.
NCCA Transparency Seal
In the National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012. See NCCA compliance with Transparency Seal. Read.
E-Books on Bohol
These are books published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts: Visita Iglesia Bohol: A Guide to Historic Churches by Regalado Trota Jose and Tubod: The Heart of Bohol. The former takes the reader to more than 40 churches in the island province of Bohol, while the latter discusses the history, art, and, culture of the turtle-shaped island. Download the e-books
Story of Juan
We are part of the NEW story! The National Commission for Culture and the Arts believes in the "Story of Juan," which promotes honest and effective governance, one that is truly transparent, disciplined and serving the interest of the country and its people. This is the very vision of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Program, which aims to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency in public fund use in order to ensure the direct, immediate, substantial and economical delivery of public services especially to the poor. Read details of the PFM program here: http://pfm.gov.ph/ . Watch video
The Republic Act 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) is an act providing for the conservation of the country's national cultural heritage, to be implemented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Read and download copy
Get to know the 2000 cultural icons of the Philippines. Read
AGUNG: NCCA Newsletter
Check out the latest issue of AGUNG. Learn about what NCCA has been doing and read about cultural and arts events in the country. Read.
NCCA- Sentro Rizal
Created and established under Section 42 of the Republic Act 10066 or Heritage Law, the first Sentro Rizal in the Philippines is located at the 6th floor of the NCCA Building. Its main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture, and language throughout the world. Read.
Philippine Fact Sheet
Balangay: The Philippine Factsheet aims to be a vessel and conveyor of knowledge on Philippine culture. It also aims to broaden cultural literacy among our people and enhance their understanding of Philippine arts and culture. Download the latest issue.
A Teacher Toolkit Towards a Southeast Asian Community
This toolkit aims to promote the Southeast Asian community by providing information and classroom resources about our shared values, history, and heritage. This project is in support of the ASEAN Vision 2015. Learn more.
The NCCA Gallery
The creation of the NCCA Gallery dedicated to contemporary arts was a joint initiative by the Committees on Visual Arts (NCVA) and on Art Galleries (NCAG) in response to the current demands of a vastly burgeoning contemporary art scene in the Philippines. read full story...
Arkitekturang Filipino is a collaborative, web-based, free-content database and exhibition of notable Filipino architecture and architects. This is a joint project by the UAP, NCCA, and B(b)AGO. Go to site.
Philippine Literature Portal
Check this official resource on Philippine literature and current activities related to the written word in the country. Go to site .
See the list of NCCA publications.
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Festivals in the Philippines
PH Has No Tribes
Anthropologist Dr. Jesus Peralta explains why there are no tribes in the Philppines. Read
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr., recognized last Nov. 8 in Malacañan two new Gawad ng Manlilikha ng Bayan Awardees (GAMABA), namely, kattukong maker Teofilo Garcia from San Quintin, Abra, and inabel weaver Magdalena Gamayo from Pinili, Ilocos Norte. The Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award gives recognition to Filipino traditional craftsmen or artisans whose skills have reached a high level of technical and artistic excellence and who are tasked to pass on to the present generation knowledge threatened with extinction. Read.
RP's Colonial Churches
The Philippines is home to hundreds of centuries-old Spanish colonial churches. Built at the height of Spanish influence in the archipelago, these churches are a fusion of European and Asian architectural motifs. Read
What is Phil. Art?
What makes Philippine Art Filipino? To what extent is Philippine art derivative of Western art? Is there anything “Filipino” about, for example, the Manila Wyeth school, the so-called magic realists? How about the paintings of Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos Francisco and Hemando R. Ocampo, all of whom have been identified in a big way with the native sensibility? Read
Old Churches & Mosques?
Everywhere there are structures from the past that speak to us of our collective identity, which have so much to share about the lessons of history. What to do to save them? Regalado Trota Jose offers tips. Read