To encourage more regional arts organizations and give them ample time to complete and submit the required documents and materials, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Excnage Department (CED) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for the Local Tour Grants Program to May 8, 2015.
Six (6) qualified cultural performing groups from the regions will be given a Php60,000 tour grant each to enable them to implement a short tour of their productions within or outside their community. The grantees are expected to render two (2) performances in two (2) sites with an interaction session after each performance. The chosen groups must implement their local tours anytime between July-August 2015. The criteria for evaluation and selection are as follows:
- The tour grant is open for regional (either from Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao with the exception of the National Capital Region) cultural performing groups who have been actively presenting, producing & promoting their local art forms in the last 8 years.
- The group or organization should have a very good track record and is recognized by their peers and community.
- The group’s production or creative work must be original with a high level of artistry, utilizes a local artistic form/s and presents either the history, traditions and culture of their community or region and must run for a minimum of one-hour.
- The production must have been previously mounted for public performances.
All 2014 grantees or recipients of the grant are no longer qualified to apply for the 2015 grant program. A one year break applies to the grantees, after which they can already submit their proposals.
The program guidelines, requirements and application form can be accessed in the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph). For more information, contact the CED tel. no. (632) 832-1125 local 1708-1709, telefax (632) 832-674 and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.