The NCCA Gallery is inviting submissions from individual artists or artist groups for its exhibition calendar from February to December 2018.

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Dedicated to contemporary arts, the NCCA Gallery is a joint initiative of the National Committee on Art Galleries (NCAG) under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage and the National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA) under the Subcommission on the Arts.

Through the gallery, both the NCAG and the NCVA aim to provide artists a venue for exposure without curtailing creative exploration and expression. Likewise, established artists will have the opportunity to share their conceptual narratives to the audience and encourage engagements in the arts.


Interested parties are required to submit their proposal containing the following:

1. Cover Page: The cover page shall contain the applicant/s and the proposed exhibit. The information shall be presented in the following format:

Exhibit Title :
Name of Applicant (Individual or Group) :
Type of Exhibition (Solo or Group) :
Contact Person (for artist groups) :
Address :
Contact Number(s) (Landline & Mobile) :
E-mail Address :

2. Curatorial Brief / Full Exhibition Plan: The curatorial brief shall contain the description and summary of the exhibition, and how space will be utilized.

The gallery requires that each exhibition will have a minimum duration of 15 days to a maximum of 30 days. Any changes shall be subject to approval provided that they are filed by the artist/s with the gallery prior to or within the screening period. The NCCA Gallery, with the authority of NCAG and NCVA, has the right to make exhibit schedule adjustments which shall be communicated to exhibiting artist/s as soon as such changes are finalized.

3. Artist/s portfolio:
A. Updated bio data or curriculum vitae of artist/s.

B. 10 or more digital photographs of sample artworks each properly labeled with details such as artist/s name/s, artwork title, medium, dimensions/measurements, year of completion, and a brief description if possible.

C. Include any previous write-up/s about the artist/s such as newspaper or magazine articles, video clips, and other media features. Both soft (e.g. CD, USB Memory Stick) and hard (e.g. printed reproductions, clippings) copies are acceptable.

4. Artist’s or artists’ statement about the proposed exhibition

Screening and Review of Proposal:

Subject to the NCCA Gallery Exhibit Guidelines and availability of funds for the program, exhibition proposals shall be screened for approval and scheduling by the NCCA Gallery – Exhibition Screening Team (EST) based on the following criteria:

• Relevance to the NCCA Gallery’s thrust
• Concept of exhibit (Conceptual, Fine Arts, Installation, others)
• Broadness of appeal
• Subject, technique, and style
• Relevance to coinciding special and/or national events, if any
• Relation to other events or exhibits in the community
• Representation of an influential culture, movement, genre, or trend
• Objectivity in presentations of controversial topics
• Impartiality in partisan politics, religious and social doctrines
• Creative vitality and originality in artistic expression and experimentation
• Does not promote financial profit of any individual, organization, or commercial enterprise
• Ease and cost of installation

Applicants will be notified of the result of the screening through an official communication.

For approved proposals, an exhibition agreement between the NCCA and the exhibitor will be prepared by the NCCA Gallery and Exhibition Program Secretariat.

The NCCA reserves the right to approve or disapprove all exhibit proposals, to have final approval for the layout of the exhibit, and to make all decisions regarding exhibit duration, placement of the exhibit within the gallery, and content of publicity.

Announcement of approved exhibit for 2018: October 30, 2017

Deadline of Submission for 2018 Exhibitions: September 30, 2017

Full Proposal with Letter of intent should be addressed to:

Executive Director
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines

Attention: NCCA Gallery and Exhibition Program Secretariat
Cultural Heritage Section, Room 3B, Third Floor
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines

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