Even in this time of new normal, a plethora of arts and cultural events will make the whole month of February exciting, colorful and enriching as the Philippines’ prime government agency for arts and culture, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), headed by its chairman, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, executive director Al Ryan Alejandre, deputy executive director Marichu Tellano, and supervising officer for administration Bernan Joseph Corpuz leads the celebration of 2021 National Arts Month (NAM). 

Spearheaded by NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts (SCA), led by its commissioner Dr. Rolando Tolentino, this year’s fete takes on the theme “Alab-sining, Alay-sigla” as the celebration continues to provide opportunities for harnessing artists’ creative energies in uplifting the nation’s spirit. NAM aims to conserve, promote and popularize Filipino artistic creations; integrate the arts in the community life; and harness the arts as catalysts for values education.

The celebration is mainly composed of the flagship projects of SCA’s seven national committees—Architecture and Allied Arts (head: LAr. Zenaida DC. Galingan), Cinema (head: Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino), Dance (head: Dr. Shirley Halili-Cruz), Literary Arts (head: Dr. Julieta C. Mallari), Music (head: Prof. Felipe M. De Leon Jr.), Dramatic Arts (head: Felimon B. Blanco), and Visual Arts (head: Geraldine B. Araneta) which will be convened online.

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, has been organizing events and activities to highlight the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos.

Details on each flagship projects and other NAM related activities will be posted on NCCA social media accounts.

For more details, please contact Mr. Rene Napeñas, head of the Public Affairs and Information Office, through 0928-5081057, 527-2192 loc 625 or through email address [email protected]. Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph.



Download the National Arts Month Covers and Streamers here: NAM2021