Through the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA), the NCCA provides assistance to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Peoples Organizations (POs), Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs), Individuals, Local Government Units (LGUs), Government Agencies (GAs), State Universities/Colleges and Public Schools through its NCCA Grants Program, and Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program).

The NCCA Board of Commissioners, in coordination with the four Subcommissions (composed of 19 national committees), defines its thrusts and priorities anchored mainly on the NCCA vision:

Filipino culture as the wellspring of national and global well being
(Bukal ng pambansa at pandaigdigang kagalingan ang kalinangang Filipino)

and aligned with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022: Chapter 7 on Culture (Promoting Philippine Culture and Values).


NCCA 2020 competitive grants

The call for submission of proposals specifies the necessary requirements, deliverables, deadline of submission in accordance to the categories identified by the four Subcommissions: Arts (SCA); Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA); Cultural Dissemination (SCD); and, Cultural Heritage (SCH).

Deadline for submission of proposals is on July 31, 2019.  Submission is now closed.

Download the 2020 Competitive Grants Program Guidelines: (Word | PDF) | Project Proposal Form

READ: Accreditation Procedure and Guidelines


Research awards and grants shall be given to outstanding projects in 2020

  • Research Award for an Individual (regular) – 300,000 (6 slots)
  • Research Award for an Organization (regular) – 500, 000 (1 slot)
  • Community Research (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) – 500,000 (3 slots)
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Award – 150, 000 (4 slots)
  • MA Thesis Award – 75,000 (8 slots)

Projects must be implemented from January 1 – October 31, 2020

Deadline for submission of Proposals on July 31, 2019  Submission is now closed.

Access the NCCA Research Agenda and Specific Guidelines for NCCA Support for Research in Culture and the Arts for information on requirements and other details.

Download: NCCA Research Proposal Form

Proposals may be submitted in any of the Philippine languages.

Submit the complete Research Proposal Packet to:

Cultural Dissemination Section
Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 1002


Ang Gawad Rolando Tinio sa Tagasalin o Translator’s Prize ay naglalayong mabigyan ng mas malaking puwang ang pagsasalin ng mga teksto at akdang nasusulat sa iba’t ibang wika sa Filipinas patungo sa pambansang wika. Ang pagsasalin ng mga akda ay paraan upang mas maintindihan ang mga ito at mapahalagahan ng mga mambabasang Filipino.

Para sa 2019, ang mga kategorya ay Nobela, Tula at Epikong Bayan. Sa mga lalahok sa kategoryang Nobela at Tula, bibigyan ng priyoridad ang mga akdang klasiko, kanonigo, at/o sinulat ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining.

Ang huling araw ng pagpapasa ng aplikasyon ay 31 Hulyo 2019. Ipadala ang mga dokumento sa:

Cultural Dissemination Section
Plan/Policy Formuation and Programming Division
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 1002

I-download ang Pormularyo sa Paglahok.




The NCCA recognizes the importance of Philippine participation in international events for broader dissemination of Philippine arts and culture and in the strengthening linkages with the global community of artists and cultural workers.  Furthermore, participation of individual artists and cultural workers and performing groups   in competitions, festivals, conferences, other events provides opportunities for honing the talents of the Filipino artists and enriching their knowledge about cultures.


  1. While the NCCA shall provide assistance to participation of individual artists, cultural workers or performing groups in international festivals, competitions, conferences and other events, it takes cognizance of the limited financial resources of the Commission, thus the need to prioritize participation to events that are significantly beneficial to the country
  2. The NCCA shall prioritize participation in activities following the NCCA list of accredited international events.
  3. The requesting artist or groups must be able to identify other sources to complement the partial financial assistance which the NCCA can provide.


  1. The approval of the request for travel grant shall be based on the NCCA accredited list of international events and endorsement of the concerned Executive Council of the National Committee and confirmed by the Chairman of the Commission.
  2. Requests for travel grants shall be received by NCCA within 2 months prior to the departure of the grantee. Thus, the NCCA shall accept requests for travel grants until October of the current year only. However, it may cover actual travel until December of the same year.
  3. Performance or study tours of individuals and groups will not be covered by this grant assistance.
  4. Travel grants of the NCCA shall cover the travel expenses such as but not limited to airfare, travel tax, terminal fee, etc. only which shall be released directly to the travel agency or on reimbursement basis and upon submission of the necessary supporting documents.
  5. Travel grants shall be appropriated as follows:
No. of Participants Within Asia Outside Asia
1 Maximum of P40,000 Maximum of P70,000
2-3 Maximum of P90,000 Maximum of P120,000
4– 10 Maximum of P150,000 Maximum of  P200,000
11 – up Maximum of P 200,00 Maximum  of P300,000


  1. Considering the fact that release of the grant shall through direct payment or by reimbursement, eligibility requirements for a grantee will not apply. However, the requesting party shall submit 3 endorsements from cultural agencies, local government units, other government agencies or NCCA national committees.
  2. Travel grant may be given to same artists, cultural workers or groups once every 2 years to be able to accommodate more grantees within the limited resources of the NCCA.
  3. Only one representative (individual or group) shall supported by NCCA per international event. Should there more than one request for participation to an event, the recommending body shall select the representative accordingly.
  4. All recipient of travel grant shall provide the NCCA with re-entry program in the form of free performances or eco-seminars/ lectures.
  5. Executive Council of the NCCA national committees or the organizations where they belong are not eligible to apply for travel grant under the Competitive Grant.
  6. The request for travel grant must include the following: Letter of Invitation and Acceptance, comprehensive profile of the individual or group, 3 letters of endorsement, abstract or copy of paper to be presented, counterpart funding and roundtrip airfare quotation for economy class from three (3) travel agents or airlines.


  1. Grant the financial assistance as prescribe in this guidelines.
  2. Extend assistance for processing of necessary travel documents as deemed necessary.
  3. Monitor the implementation of re-entry program of the grantees.


  1. Submit all the necessary travel documents upon arrival from the international travel.
  2. Submit accomplishment report with photos on the travel.
  3. Implement their identified re-entry program.

For inquiries, please contact the International Travel Desk at Tel. No. (02) 527-2192 local 503 or email: