The National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA), the overall policy making body, coordinating, and grants giving agency for the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture, is now accepting proposal for the 2023 Competitive Grants until August 31, 2022.

Section 12.a.4 of Republic Act 7356 [NCCA Charter] authorizes the Commission to give grants to artists and cultural groups which contribute significantly to the Filipino’s cultural legacy as means to extend artistic achievement. Further, Section 13.h of the same law mandates the Commission to administer the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) and give grants for the development, protection, preservation and dissemination of Philippine culture and arts.

The NCCA Competitive Grants Program is competitive in nature since the approval of project proposals pass through a rigorous and confidential evaluation process based on merit such as quality and relevance to Commission priorities. The projects are categorized per Subcommissions—Subcommission on the Arts (SCA); Subcommission on Cultural and Traditional Arts (SCCTA); Subcommission on Cultural Dissemination (SCD); and Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH), and proponents interested in implementing projects in each category shall submit a Project Proposal following the requirements and shall be addressed and submitted to:

Program Management Division (PMD)
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Room 5-C, Fifth Floor, NCCA Building
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines
Telephone Nos: (02) 8527-2192 (TL) loc. 509
Fax Nos: (02) 8527-2198 / (02) 8527-2209 / (02) 8527-2194

Interested proponents can only submit one project proposal; must fully accomplish the prescribed NCCA Project Proposal Form; must indicate and identify the corresponding category where his/her project will fall; must submit the documentary requirements; must be accredited by the Commission as a pre-requisite to the approval of their project proposal; may be accomplished in Filipino or English.

Officials, employees, and Executive Council (ExeCon) Members and their relatives up to the fourth civil degree of affinity and consanguinity as well as organizations and institutions where ExeCon Members serve as officers and incorporators are disqualified from submitting proposals

For more information on the 2023 NCCA Competitive Grants Program, you may coordinate with the Program Management Division Secretariat at telephone number (02) 8527-2192 (TL) loc. 509, fax numbers (02) 8527-2198 / (02) 8527-2209 / (02) 8527-2194, or through e-mail at You may also visit and Facebook page for further details.