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CCP’s Kaisa sa Sining: a flourishing community of Regional Art Centers

 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) continues to institutionalize its KAISA SA SINING (KSS) partnership program, a flourishing network of Regional Art Centers.

 

Since it was launched in January 2014, the KSS network has already reached a total of forty (40) partner organizations all over the country to include 16 organizations from Luzon:   St. Louis Univ. Baguio, Barasoain Kalinangan Found. Inc. Malolos, Province of Bulacan,  Batangas City, Diverse Initiatives for Bicolano Artists Naga, Angeles City, Munoz City-Nueva Ecija, Casa San Miguel-Zambales, Municipality of Sampaloc-Quezon, Sorsogon Community Based Theater Group, City of Binan-Laguna, UST-Legazpi City, St. Paul University-Tuguegarao City, Province of Palawan,  Province of Pangasinan, and De La Salle-Dasmarinas-Cavite.  9 from VISAYAS:  Negros Cultural Foundation Bacolod, Central Philippine Univ. Iloilo, Silliman Univ. Dumaguete, Province of Capiz,  Holy Name Univ. Tagbilaran-Bohol, Arts Council of Cebu Found., Calbayog City, Univ. of Eastern Phils. Catarman, and Leyte Normal University-Tacloban City. 15 from MINDANAO: Mindanao State Univ. IIT-Iligan, Consortium of Private Univ. in Cagayan de Oro; Musikahan sa Tagum Found., La Salle Univ. Ozamiz, City of Koronadal, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges Gen. Santos,

Dumendingan Arts Guild Pagadian City, City of Cotabato, Central Mindanao University-Musuan-Bukidnon, Mindanao State University Marawi City & Tawi-Tawi,  City of Tacurong,  Municipality of Glan,  and St. Francis Xavier College-San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

 

In the past five years, the cooperation and exchanges between and among CCP and the KSS network have become more dynamic.  It is a continuing partnership and collaboration to further enrich, develop and promote arts and culture in the regions and the whole country.  It is also intended to  increase public participation in the arts,  promote artistic excellence and facilitate a vibrant collaboration between and among communities.   

 

The key areas of the 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.  Even with the establishment of regional art 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 certain  that  the regional partnerships will result to the further flourishing of arts and culture in the whole country. 

 

On February 1, 2019 at the CCP Little Theater Lobby, the CCP will seal its cooperation with a new batch of partners and sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the following organizations:  Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges Marbel-South Cotabato,  DMC College Foundation-Dipolog City,  Municipality of Sta. Barbara-iloilo,  Marinduque State College,  and St. Joseph College-Maasin City, Southern Leyte.  To grace the MOU signing ceremony are special performances by some of the country’s most prominent artists/performing groups.

 

For more information about Kaisa sa Sining, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 locals 1708-1709 and email address ccp.ced2014@gmail.com

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