Through the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA), the NCCA provides assistance to artists, arts organizations, NGOs, POs, and NGAs through its NCCA Grants Program, and Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program).

The NCCA Board of Commissioners, in coordination with the four Subcommissions (composed of 19 national committees), defines its thrusts and priorities anchored mainly on the NCCA vision:

Filipino culture as the wellspring of national and global well being
(Bukal ng pambansa at pandaigdigang kagalingan ang kalinangang Filipino)


COMPETITIVE GRANTS

The Call for Proposals for 2017 is now closed. Please wait for the announcement on the Call for Proposals for 2018.

Read: Accreditation Procedure and Guidelines

Archive: 2017 Call for Proposals | 2016 Call for Proposals


RESEARCH GRANTS AND TRANSLATOR’S PRIZE

The NCCA is pleased to announce that the call for submission of proposals for its two new programs is now open.

For 2017, the NCCA has identified two new programs that encourages critical thinking; one through research studies on various aspects of culture and the other for further promotion of the Filipino language.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

A total of Two million pesos in research awards and grants shall be given to outstanding projects in 2017.

  • Research Award for an Individual (regular) – 300,000 (1 slot)
  • Research Grant for an Organization (regular) – 500, 000 (1 slot)
  • PhD Dissertation Award – 150, 000 ( 4 slots)
  • MA Thesis Award – 75,000 (8 slots)

Projects must be implemented from June 1 to December 30, 2017.

New deadline for Research Proposals: April 30, 2017.

Specific Guidelines for NCCA Support for Research in Culture and the Arts

Proposals may be submitted in any of the Philippine languages.

Submit the complete Research Proposal Packet to:

                        Mr. BERNAN JOSEPH R. CORPUZ
                        Chief, Plan/Policy Formulation and Programming Division

                        National Commission for Culture and the Arts
                        NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St.
                        Intramuros, Manila


CALL FOR TRANSLATOR’S PRIZE

This initiative is in line with the mandate of the Commission to “encourage and monitor a comprehensive translation program which shall make works by Filipinos and selected foreign classics equally accessible to Filipino as well as international readers” (section 12.c.4, RA 7356).

Initially for 2017, the National Committee for Language and Translation prioritizes call for entries for the folklore, poetry and epic genres.

Projects must be implemented from June 1 to December 30, 2017. Deadline for Proposals is  due on April 30, 2017.

Read the Specific Guidelines of the NCCA Translator’s  Prize for details on eligibility, requirements, and other details.


INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANT

Request for Travel (Airfare) Assistance
(for participation to international events focused on culture and arts)

This program provides financial support for Filipino artists performing or exhibiting their works abroad, as well as those participating in prestigious conferences, festivals and competitions.

That NCCA support under this program shall be for the cost of economy class airfare only, in the maximum amounts indicated below:

NO. OF PAX

WITHIN ASIA

OUTSIDE ASIA

1

Maximum of P30,000

Maximum of P50,000

2 -5

Maximum of P50,000

Maximum of P100,000

6 – 10

Maximum of P100,000

Maximum of P200,000

11 – up

Maximum of P150,000

Maximum of P300,000

Requirements:

For Individuals:

Letter of request detailing the event and work to be done/performed (letter should be addressed to NCCA Chair Virgilio S. Almario.

Attachments:
Letter of Invitation from Organizers
Background/profile of event
Curriculum Vitae with ID photo (video cds and photo attachments of sample works appreciated)
Abstract of paper, for paper presentors/resource speakers
At least two (2) recommendation letters (individual experts or organizations)
Quotation of roundtrip economy class airfare from three (3) different airlines or travel agencies

For Groups

Requirements:

Letter of request detailing the event and work to be done/performed (letter should be addressed to NCCA Chair Virgilio S. Almario.

Attachments:
Letter of Invitation from Organizers
Background/profile of event
Company/group profile (video cds and photo attachments of sample works appreciated)
At least two (2) recommendation letters (individual experts or organizations)
Quotation of roundtrip economy class airfare from three (3) different airlines or travel agencies

Please note that the grant will be released in the form of reimbursement. All requests must be submitted to the NCCA at least two (2) months prior to the actual implementation date of the event/s. For further inquiry, please call the Plan/Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD) at telephone number (02) 527-2192.