The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program. Since the Center’s inauguration in 1969, the CCP has been known as venue for contemporary, experimental, and multidisciplinary works. It has also served as a launching pad for artists to enter the local and international mainstream art scene. The CCP also serves as an implementing agency for cultural programs and agreements between the Philippines and other countries. All exhibitions held under its Venue Grants Program are non-commercial in nature.
Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for the following venues within the CCP Main Theater Building:
- Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery, 4F). Rectangular space two columns on each end. Located at the fourth floor.
- Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Floor Hallway Gallery). Bracket-shaped wall space; longest wall measures 2.41 x 18.64 meters.
- Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery). Slightly convex wall space that measures 2.59 x 25.3 meters each.
- Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). Wall space measures 3.77 x 19.58 meters. Located at the outer wall of the Little Theater lobby.
Floor plans of exhibit areas are available upon request. Outdoor sites and alternative spaces within the CCP complex for site-specific projects are subject to evaluation and approval by CCP management on a case-to-case basis. Exhibit proponents are also encouraged to engage with selected works from the CCP Collection. This, however, is subject to discussion with the VAMD Director.
Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit exhibit proposals for the different exhibition venues of the CCP. This is also open to non-Filipino artists and foreign cultural organizations whose exhibit proposals have significant bearing on Philippine art and culture.
Proposals should contain background information about the artist/organization, exhibit concept, preliminary studies, physical and logistical requirements of presentation, and documentation of previous works, exhibitions, write-ups and press releases. Should the VAMD find it necessary, proponents may be requested to submit or supply further information or additional materials in connection with their proposals, or the CCP may also collaborate with the artist/s towards the development of a project.
The CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division evaluates proposals based on the following criteria:
- Quality and maturity of artistic skills;
- Innovativeness and contemporaneity of proposed exhibit;
- Sensitive awareness of the artist’s responsibility to the Philippine art society;
- Consistency with the CCP’s goals, scope and general program for the year;
- Adequacy, appropriateness and adaptability to the specified venue; and,
- Installation requirements.
Proposals may be disqualified based on the following reasons:
- Fund raising activities, product launches and advertising campaigns which would be more suitably held in their own institutions; and,
- Exhibitions that are prejudicial to the rights and welfare of other people.
The CCP VAMD may accept the following proposals on exceptionally meritorious grounds:
- Exhibitions which have been previously presented in other venues;
- Solo exhibitions by artist who have not had any solo exhibits in the CCP within 18 months prior to the proposed exhibit date.
Proposals for exhibitions for the succeeding year shall be submitted to the Visual Arts and Museum Division from January to September 30 of the current year. All proposals submitted shall be reviewed by the CCP VAMD and presented to the CCP Artistic Programs Committee for final approval.
Proponents of approved proposals for exhibitions shall be notified via email and invited for a production meeting three months prior to their scheduled exhibit. An Exhibition Agreement shall be prepared stipulating the terms and conditions agreed during the production meeting.
Grantees are given the following support:
- Free use of venue
- Subsidy for printing of invitations, wall text panels, 2-fold brochure, outdoor marquee
- Curatorial support
- Publicity in mainstream media and online platforms
Deadline for 2015 exhibitions: 30 September 2014
Proposals may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to:
Visual Arts and Museum Division
Production and Exhibition Department
4F CCP Main Theater Building
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.