NCCA 2023 Competitive Grants,  Call for Proposals

NCCA 2023 Competitive Grants,  Call for Proposals

BAGUIO CITY – Panelists from (l-r) Ma. Elena Catajan – Information Officer, DA-Special Area for Agricultural Development; Heather Janet Gate-Dizon – Assistant Secretary, NCNCC, Ibaloi / Kankanaey Cluster;  Bernan Joseph Corpuz – NCCA Deputy Executive Director for Operations; and  Veronica D. Amboni – Project Development Officer III, Arts Section have discussed the 2023 competitive grants of the NCCA equips for various programs such as the Philippine Heritage Award, Gallery Exhibit, Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino, Cultural Resiliency and Recovery Program (CRRP), and the Valueserye titled Project Destination. And available priority projects that can submit proposals are mentioned also.

Nagbigay ng paalala si Ms. Amboni kaugnay sa pagpa process ng grant dahil minsan may mga proponents  na nagtatanong para kumustahin ang kanilang proposals kung natatagalan ang pag reply ng NCCA

“Usually, centralize na ang pagtanggap ng mga proposals, once na nag submit kayo ng proposal  automatic may matatanggap kayo acknowledgement receipt yun inyong proposal ay mapupunta sa central receiving unit at sila na ang mag sort kung saan subcommission yun project niyo kaya importante na ma fill-up ang project category upang dun malalaman kung saan division ibibigay ang mga project proposals niyo para maiwasan rin maibigay sa iba of course babasahin rin namin itong mga proposals niyo at huwag natin kalimutan ang deadline ng submission ay sa August 31, 2022,”

Ayon naman kay Ms. Janet Dizon na Isang grantee rin ng Benguet, “Nagpapasalamat kami sa NCCA because today we have a total of 10 number of grants for the Ibaloi and Kankanaey Cluster for the Province of Benguet,  usually kung bakit kami nakakarami ng grants because since I am also with the Provincial government of Benguet and we require each municipality to at least submit one proposal per year para at least kasali rin kasi ito sa requirement for  the DILG Zeal of Good  Housekeeeping so, that’s why nire-require namin each tourism officer or cultural officer ng munisipyo to submit at least one grant para naman hindi sayang yun opportunities na binibigay ng NCCA,  tapos tinutulungan namin sila na ma fast track ang pag submit nila ng grants sina submit nila sa office and then kami na ang nagsa submit sa NCCA, because naging tradisyon na sa office na we allotted a budget for the support the NCCA or activities,”

Sinabi naman ni Ms. Catajan grantee ng Cordillera News Agency,  “As a grantee,  marami ang naitulong ang NCCA sa pagpalawak ng kultura ng ating Cordillera, para sa Cordillera News Agency and of course sa Chanum Foundation and Tam-awan Village which is also on its  12th year of the International Arts Festival which is happening on November, parehong organization ang tinutulungan ng NCCA through the years and through the help of the NCCA lalo natin napapalawig at mas marami tayong natutulungan mga artists at mga cultures bearers,”

(Below photo) Photo opportunity of the  NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office, Art advocate, Baguio City Councilor Vladimir Cayabas, and Pudtol Mayor Hector Reuel D. Pascua of Apayao during the Kapihan at the Paladin Hotel on July 22, 2022.  Photo by:  Mario Oclaman // FNS

NCCA gears for grants program, heritage award, resiliency and recovery program, television show, and celebration of OPM week.

Philippine Heritage Award

The Philippine Heritage Award (PHA) is a conservation recognition program given by the President of the Republic of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the NCCA for special achievements and contributions and services in the area of heritage preservation and conservation efforts.

The PHA has six categories – Adaptive Reuse, Conservation – Built Heritage, Conservation – Movable Cultural Properties, Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Heritage Education and Interpretation, and Heritage Programs Support.

It shall be given to groups and/or individuals whose projects have been completed within the last two years prior to the closing date of the applications with exceptions of projects such as school curriculums and tours which are continuously implemented under the Heritage Education and Interpretation category and must be within Philippine territory.

A project may be submitted to more than one category; application may be submitted by any individual, government and non-government cultural organizations, and educational institution, and shall be accepted only when supporting documentation is submitted. The deadline for the call is until August 31, 2022.

For any questions and more information about the PHA:2022 you may contact through

Philippine Heritage Awards Secretariat

National Commission for Culture and the Arts


Tel No. (02) 8527-2192 loc 324

Mobile No. +639283984140

NCCA Gallery Exhibition

NCCA Gallery is a joint initiative of the National Committee on Art Galleries (NLAG) under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage, and the National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA) aims to provide young and emerging artists a venue for exposure without curtailing creative exploration and expression. Likewise, established artists will have the opportunity to share their conceptual narratives with the audience and encourage engagements in the arts.

Call for Exhibition Proposals to the public to give opportunity for Filipino artists from different backgrounds, different affiliations, and different regions to showcase their work to a wider audience without compromising their creative vision.

It is open until August 15, 2022. Proposals may be accomplished in Filipino and English by any Filipino citizen or any group or institution based in the Philippines. Proposals from foreign institutions or groups should be coursed through the NCCA International Affairs Office and all exhibition proposals shall be submitted through the Google Forms link ( and will be accepted only when the proper supporting documents are submitted. Applicants will be notified of the result of the screening through an official communication that will be released around October 2022.

Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino

By virtue of Presidential Proclamation no. 933 signed in 2014, the last week of July every year is declared as Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino aims to achieve its long-term goal of reviving original Pilipino music that the Filipino audience has awareness and appreciation of homegrown music; promoting and develop the local music industry not only advances Filipino art and revenue stream, and supporting other local industries; and revitalize government efforts to promote Philippine music.

This 2022, the NCCA and the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, celebrate Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino.

Cultural Resiliency and Recovery Program

Since the declaration of public health emergency throughout the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), among the policies imposed, are the Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, and Executive Order No. 112, wherein culture and arts activities were categorized as “non-essential” and thus, not part of what is being prioritized for COVID-19 response.

The Department of Finance and the National Economic Development Authority identified arts, entertainment, and recreation as at the top of the 10 hardest hit business sectors, followed by tourism. Industry associations and networks associated with the creative industries also released data attesting to the revenue and income losses suffered by businesses, workers, and freelancers within their ambit.

The NCCA recognized the importance of contributing to efforts to study the effects of the ongoing pandemic on the Philippine culture and arts sector to shape response measures and enable the sector toward recovery. Thus, NCCA initiated the development of the CRRP that aims to conduct an assessment of the state of the culture and arts sector in the Philippines in the time of COVID-19 that would inform responses moving forward and develop a CRRP that would enable culture and arts stakeholders to identify differentiated initiatives oriented toward responding to the recovery needs of the sector and development and sustainable strategies for the sector considering the impact of the pandemic; determine other initiatives to realize targets set in Chapter 7 of the PDP 2017-2022. Enhanced Midterm Update with the theme “A healthy and resilient Philippines,” and influenced the enactment and implementation of legislation and other COVID-19 recovery measures.

“Project Destination,” Valueserye

The series aims to explore and investigate Filipino cultural values through the point of view of Andre, a 23-year-old Filipino-American, estranged from both his biological family and Filipino heritage, goes on a journey back to the Philippines upon learning of his father’s death. In this journey, he discovers his own personal history and the cultural and social values that he, despite being brought up in a faraway land, inherently has in his Filipino ness.

The series focuses on the defined set of Filipino values based on the Focused Group discussions (FGDs) facilitated by NCAA as theme basis and story development situated in different social environments and settings. The FGDs were facilitated through the NCCA’s Planning and Policy Section led by Deputy Executive Director for Administration and Support Services Marichu G. Tellano, PPS section head Caroline Mizal, and its consultant Arvin Villalon.

The creative team is comprised of Lutgardo Labad, creative consultant; Zig Dulay, director, Felinda Bagas, writer, and Lotlot Bustamante, executive producer.

For complete details of NCCA programs, kindly visit and Facebook page@NCCAOfficial.

For details on this press release, contact Mr. Rene S. Napeñas, Head, Public Affairs and Information Office through or 09457885698. 

Mario Oclaman