THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting members for the 19 National Committees (NCs) under the Subcommissions on the Arts, Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts, Cultural Dissemination and Cultural Heritage for the term January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
Membership to the National Committee on Architecture and its Allied Arts (NCAAA) is institutional and individual in nature. The Executive Council (ExeCon) Members of the Committee shall consist of 13 members representing six institutions and seven elected members to represent the regions.
Membership to the National Committee on Cinema (NCCinema) is sectoral in nature. It shall be composed of distinguished sectoral representatives from the Filipino cinema community specifically in the areas of mainstream filmmaking, independent cinema, film education, film restoration and archiving, film journalism (quad-media)/criticism, Film Exhibition/Distribution/Theater Owners Sectors, Animation, Indigenous People and Regional Film Festivals. The cinematic media considered by the Committee are film, video and digital works.
Membership to the National Committee on Dance (NCDance) is individual in nature. It shall be composed of individuals who excel as Filipino dance teachers/educators, choreographers, dance practitioners/artists (professional or semi-professional), and dance directors representing the folk dance, ballet, contemporary/modern dance, hip-hop, ballroom, jazz and commercial dance sectors.
Membership to the National Committee on Dramatic Arts (NCDA) is organizational in nature. The organizations should be an established and recognized theater organizations, in existence/active for three years. Organizations who wish to be part of the National Committee will be required to submit accomplishment report for the past three years duly sworn and notarized. For Theater organizations in existence for three years and had been part of NCCA projects and has been an NCCA grantee with good track record will not be required to submit accomplishment report.
Membership to the National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) is through organizations and geographical area. The organizations shall be composed of literary practitioners.
Membership to the National Committee on Music (NCMusic) is individual in nature. The Executive Council (ExeCon) shall consist of 13 members; eight of whom shall represent the six areas of music expertise/sectors: industry, composition and theory, research, education, performance, and administration/management, and five co-opted members who shall represent the regions; one from Luzon, two each from Visayas, and Mindanao. Regional members should be based in the region he/she is representing.
Membership to the National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA) is individual in nature. It shall be composed of individuals representing recognized organizations and institutions in visual arts, and open to all Filipino practicing visual artists.
Membership to the Committee on Communication (NCCom) is institutional and individual in nature. It is open to individuals and association actively involved in the practice of cultural communications, specifically in the fields of print, broadcast, social media and communication education (academe).
There shall be two kinds of membership to the National Committee on Language and translation (NCLT), institutional and individual, provided that the applicants adhere to the vision and mission of the NCCA and NCLT.
Membership to the National Committee on Cultural Education (NCCEd) is individual in nature but with affiliation to a culture and arts organization. The ExeCon shall consist of a maximum of fifteen (15) members, who shall be elected from among the qualified members of the NCCEd.
Membership to the National Committee on Central Cultural Communities (NCCCC), National Committee on Northern Cultural Communities (NCNCC) and National Committee on Southern Cultural Communities (NCSCC) shall be institutional, to represent major cultural communities identified based on ethnic distribution and shall be grouped into clusters. The members of the National Committees (NCs) should represent a legitimate community-based Indigenous Peoples (IP) organization such as People’s Organizations, and Non-Government Organizations representing/ working for the cultural communities and have been established for at least one (1) year, and properly recognized and endorsed by the said organization. The cluster representatives officially elected by their respective community or cluster of communities sit as members of the NCs Executive Council (ExeCon).
Membership to the National Committee on Archives (NCA) is institutional and individual in nature. The Executive Council (ExeCon) consists of 13 members.
The membership of the National Committee on Art Galleries (NCAG) is institutional in nature. It is composed of commercial and non-commercial visual art exhibition space (VAES).
Membership to the National Committee on Historical Research (NCHR) is institutional and individual in nature. The Executive Council (ExeCon) consists of 13 members.
Membership to National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) is individual in nature. Membership is open to Filipino citizen of good moral character (GMC) who is a librarian or information service professional as per Sec. 58 item 58.1 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 7356 (An Act Creating the National Commission for Culture and the Arts). The librarian applicant must have at least 5 years of professional-managerial work experience in the field of Library and Information Science and must be currently affiliated with any library. The librarian applicant must comply with the licensing requirements of Republic Act 9246, otherwise known as The Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003. The librarian applicant must be a Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) member in good standing. The librarian applicant must not be a director, trustee or officer of any professional library organization.
Membership to the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) is institutional and individual in nature. The NCMS consists of persons involved in the conservation of Philippine built cultural heritage, including individual experts and representatives of institutions with principal responsibilities in the conservation of built cultural heritage, representatives of academic institutions that have programs in cultural heritage, and non-government organizations.
Membership to the National Committee on Museums (NCOM) is institutional in nature. It is composed of regional museum associations from the island clusters of Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila, the National Museum (NM) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
For detailed Guidelines, Composition and Election Rules/Procedures [Annex A], interested applicants may refer to bit.ly/NCCAMembershipGuidelines.
Interested applicants must comply with the requirements of the NCs and submit the necessary Membership Application Form [Annex B] (bit.ly/NCCAMembershipForm). Likewise, the institutional members must comply and submit the requirements as defined by the concerned NCs.
All membership application form must be addressed and submitted to:
Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division (P/PFPD)
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Room 5-B, Fifth Floor, NCCA Building
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines
Telephone Nos: (02) 522-2084 (DL) / (02) 527-2192 (TL) locs. 527 & 511
Fax Nos: (02) 527-2198 / (02) 527-2209 / (02) 527-2194
The review and evaluation of all the applications will be carried out by the incumbent ExeCon Members of the respective NCs as defined by their specific guidelines, which is aligned with the provisions for Membership based on the NCCA Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) [Please refer to Annex C] (http://tinyurl.com/NCCARA7356IRR) for reference.
All applicants will be notified on the status of their membership on or before the assembly / conduct of elections of the concerned NCs.
Deadline for submission of Membership Application is on August 15, 2019.