NCCA now accepting project proposals for 2014

NCCA now accepting project proposals for 2014

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 July)—The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is calling on cultural and art groups, individual artists, non-government organizations, local government units and academic institutions to submit project proposals for the 2014 NCCA Grants program.

Deadline for submission is on August 30.

Marlene Ruth Sanchez, NCCA deputy director, said during the “Salabat at Sining” press conference at the Philippine Information Agency-11 Friday that proposals should be in line with the theme “Filipino culture as the wellspring of national and global well-being.”

The theme is decided annually by the 19 committees of the NCCA based on the identified priority needs of the sector.

“Projects must establish culture as pillar of sustainable development, advance creativity and diversity of artistic expression, and promote a strong sense of nationhood and pride in being Filipino through culture and arts,” Sanchez said in calling for project proposals.

Grace Reytes, NCCA project development officer and cultural dissemination chief, said that they received at least 1,000 proposals last year but approved only about 450.

“The problem is some proposals are not geared towards the priority set by the committee,” she added.

Proposals should be submitted at their national office at Intramuros, Manila addressed to Marichu G. Tellano, chief of the NCCA’s policy, plan, formulation and program division.

Online submissions though their email and will also be accepted if the documents are complete with the scanned signature of the head of the proposing institution or the individual proponent.

Reytes said they will give priority to proposals from Mindanao given its diverse and rich cultural heritage. (Florriene Melendrez/MindaNews)