The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting proposals for projects to be implemented in 2021 under its Competitive Grants Program. Deadline of submission is 30 September.
One of NCCA’s main functions is “to give grants to artists and cultural groups which contribute significantly to the Filipino’s cultural legacy as means to extend artistic achievement,” according to Section 12.a.4 of Republic Act 7356. It administers the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts for the development, protection, preservation and dissemination of Philippine culture and arts.
The NCCA Competitive Grants Program is anchored on its vision — “A Filipino people with a strong sense of nationhood and deep respect for cultural diversity” — and is aligned with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, particularly Chapter 7 on Culture: Promoting Philippine Culture and Values towards Bayanihan.
Proponents must be Filipino citizens based in the Philippines, local government units, state universities and colleges, public schools, indigenous peoples’ organizations, peoples’ organizations, government agencies and civil society organizations.
Project proposals will pass through a rigorous and confidential evaluation process, and will be judged based on merits such as quality and relevance to the Commission priorities. Approved projects are entitled to funding subject to applicable government accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
Interested organizations or individuals may submit only one project proposal. They must be accredited by the Commission as a prerequisite to the approval of their project proposal. Previous grantees must settle and complete all pending projects from 2019 and previous years, including the liquidation of such to be able to avail of 2021 grants.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all proposals must demonstrate adherence to minimum public health standards.
The proponent must fully accomplish the prescribed NCCA Project Proposal Form and indicate and identify the project’s category. They must also submit the documentary requirements.
All project proposals should be addressed and submitted to Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Room 5-C, Fifth Floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. For more information, call tel. no. 8527-2192 local 509; fax to 8527-2198, 8527-2209 or 8527-2194; or email to [email protected].