The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is inviting Filipino researchers to submit papers related to a wide range of topics in the culture and arts sector for the 2019 International Conference on Cultural Statistics and Creative Economy to be held in Cebu City this October 2019.


THEME: Culture and Development

The 3rd run of the Conference will focus on how culture contributes to national development. This Conference seeks to give an opportunity for local researchers to showcase how their researches contributed to policy-making and planning relative to their subjects, thus this call is strictly for Filipino citizens only. International speakers will also be invited by NCCA to deliver pre-determined topics.

Contents of the paper

The abstract must not be less than 300 words and must contain the following:

  • Problem being addressed and the purpose of the paper
  • Statistical methods use
  • Statistics derived/ main findings
  • Principal conclusions and policy implications

The researches to be submitted must highlight how the results have been utilized in project implementation or policy development. Abstracts must not contain references, tables or figures. It should be concise and use good English. The topic of the paper must be one of the following:

For plenary sessions:

Utilizing quantitative methods in writing historical research
Intellectual property rights on cultural and creative products
Developing cultural indices
Intangible cultural heritage
Cultural education and training

For breakout sessions, any topic related to statistics and development on:

A. Cultural & Natural Heritage

  • Museums
  • Anthropological and Historical Places
  • Cultural Landscape
  • Ancestral Domain
  • Archives
  • Language

B. Performance and Celebration

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Trade Fairs/Caravans
  • Literary Performances

C. Visual Arts and Artisan Products

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Graphic Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Comics
  • Crafts
  • Jewelry and Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Photography

D. Books and Press

  • Books/E-books
  • Periodicals
  • Other printed materials
  • Library (virtual/physical)

D. Audio, Visual, Broadcast and Interactive Media

  • TV and Radio
  • Internet podcasting
  • Digital media
  • Telephone/Voice Over Internet Protocol

E. Creative Services

  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Advertising services
  • Games development
  • Comics development
  • Cuisine

G. Tourism

  • Charter travel and tourist services
  • Hospitality and accommodations
  • Health and wellness
  • Eco-tourism
  • Heritage/cultural tourism
  • Cultural mission and exchanges

H. Sports and Recreation

  • Sports
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Gambling
  • Indigenous games
  • Indigenous retreat

Guidelines for submission

The abstract must be submitted in Word document format and should come with the curriculum vitae (CV) of the author/s in PDF format.

Submissions should be sent to with the subject SUBMISSION TO 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL STATISTICS AND CREATIVE ECONOMY. Only one abstract is allowed per author.

All abstracts must be based on original work that has no prior ownership or copyright restrictions and has not been presented in any conference, forum, or submitted in journals or published in any publication and the like.

Author/s will be notified if their abstract has been selected for the conference.  The author/s shall submit the paper to the Conference Secretariat on or before the scheduled date. Papers for publication may be subject to revision based on the comments of the Conference organizers, panel or resource persons.

The papers that will be chosen for the Conference shall be included in the NCCA publication.

It is assumed that the presenting author who will present in the Conference has a good command in English to be able to present well and respond accurately to the questions.


March 20 to May 15 – Call for papers (DEADLINE Extended to May 31, 2019)

June 5 – Notification of accepted abstracts

June 6 to July 30 – Submission of papers

August 1 to August 30 – Editing of papers

August 30 to September –  Printing of Conference papers

October – Conference

Conference Organizer                                                                                   

National Commission for Culture and the Arts                                                                                      
633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila, Philippines                                

For questions or clarifications, you may email the secretariat at