NCCA gears up for the celebration of National Arts Month this February

February is National Arts Month (NAM), and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA), the country’s prime agency for arts and culture led by its chairman National Artist Virgilio Almario and OIC-Executive Director Marichu G. Tellano, is leading the whole nation in celebrating creativity, artistry and imagination for the whole month.

national arts month

Headed by its commissioner Teddy Co, NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts (SCA), comprising the national committees on architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts, encourages everyone to partake of artistic endeavors happening around the country as well as raises awareness on the need to promote, preserve and enrich our artistic heritage and to support artistic endeavors.

This year, the SCA has come up with a theme for the NAM celebration: “Malikhain. Mapagbago. Filipino.”  The theme underscores the creative power of the arts and its role as a catalyst for change. It also highlights arts as a reflection of the nation’s soul, and from it our pride of being Filipino.

NCCA’s celebration of NAM will begin with an opening program on February 5, 2017, at the Rizal Park, where there will be free workshops on the different arts in the afternoon and a show in the evening. There will also be different events, activities and shows organized by local governments, government agencies and private institutions supported by the NCCA.

The National Arts Month will culminate with the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards, where artists who have earned international awards and accolades during the past year will be honored. It is set for last week of February.

The annual celebration of National Arts Month started with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683, in 1991, declaring February as National Arts Month.  Over the years, NCCA as well as private and government agencies organize events and activities to highlight the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos.

 

For more information on this press release, please contact Mr. Rene Napeñas, head of the Public Affairs and Information Office, through 0928-5081057, 527-2192 loc 208 or through email address ncca.paio@gmail.com.