“CCP expands its Kaisa sa Sining Regional Art Centers”
FOLLOWING the successful launch of Cultural Center of the Philippine’s Kaisa sa Sining Regional Art Centers last January 2014, the CCP expands further its regional network by signing a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with a new batch of partners this March 27, 2015 at the CCP.
The new batch of regional partners include the following:
1) City of Koronadal, South Cotabato
2) La Salle University, Ozamiz City
3) Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges, General Santos City
1) Province of Capiz
2) City of Calbayog, Samar
3) Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
4) Cebu Arts Council
1) Developmental Initiatives for Bicolano Artists, Naga City
2) Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur
3) University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna
The first batch of nine regional partners who sealed their cooperation with the CCP last year include the St. Louis University-Baguio, Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation Inc.-Bulacan, City of Batangas, Central Philippine University-Iloilo, Silliman University-Dumaguete, Negros Cutlural Foundation, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Musikahan sa Tagum Foundation Inc., and ASEACA – Arts and Sciences Educators’ Association – Culture and the Arts Cluster Region X.
The specific goal of Kaisa sa Sining is to broaden public participation in the arts, promote and showcase artistic excellence and facilitate a dynamic collaboration between the CCP and among the regional centers, universities or colleges. The key areas of the said partnership includes training & apprenticeship, touring & move-over productions, sharing of relevant cultural resource materials, access to arts & cultural information, venues & facilities; and participation in major cultural events.
To date, there are still a number of educational institutions and local organizations who have existing structures, programs and facilities that can very well support and sustain various arts and cultural events and activities. As such, the CCP would like to fortify a dynamic partnership with these institutions/ organizations from all over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Similarly with the first batch, the new partners have been actively supporting the CCP Outreach program in the last two decades. And even with the establishment of regional centers, the CCP will continue to collaborate with all other organizations in the regions, either on a per program or project basis. The CCP is confident that the regional partnership will result to the further flourishing of arts and culture in the whole country.
For more information about Kaisa sa Sining, the CCP Cultural Exchange Department can be contacted at tel. no. 832-1125 locals 1708-1709.