PIAF 2010 - In Celebration of the 19th Year of National Arts Month








PIAF 2010. The artsphere is gearing up for yet another festive and fruitful month as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) launches “Ani ng Sining,” the Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) in celebration of National Arts Month per Presidential Proclamation No. 683 in 1991. Now on its 19th year, PIAF will bring together thousands of artists from all over the country to cultivate love for the arts and preserve culture. It promises to be grand on visuals and enriching in the... READ MORE

THE OPENING. On its 19th year, the Philippine International Arts festival (PIAF) in celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) as per Presidential Proclamation No. 683 of 1991 kicks off with simple but still festive rites at the Rajah Sulayman Plaza in Malate, Manila on January 31, 2010. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) led by Chairman Vilma L. Labrador and Executive Director Cecile Guidote-Alvarez holds twin celebrations after the country was named as... READ MORE

AMCA-SOMCA. The Philippines has been declared by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as its Culture Capital for 2010 to 2011. As the region’s culture capital, the Philippines is tasked to host the 4th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) and the 6th Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) in Clark, Pampanga in March 2010 in February, as a prelude, an Asean puppetry festival and conference is scheduled... READ MORE

SAYAW PINOY. Following the highly successful and acclaimed dance concert tour in last year’s National Arts Month (NAM), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Committee on Dance are all set to bring the dance festival around the country again in this year's Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) Ani ng Sining celebration for the whole month of February.The committee led by Shirley Halili-Cruz of Quezon City Ballet, feels that reaching out to grassroots will lead to the discovery of new talents as well connecting to more Filipino dance artists. To make it more diverse and colorful, Sayaw Pinoy... READ MORE

TABOAN. On February 10-12, 2010, over a hundred literary pens will be scrawling in Cebu as the city plays host to the national writers’ confab dubbed Taboan: 2nd Philippine Writers Festival. Taboan is a Cebuano word meaning “gathering” or “trading at the market place.” Now on its second year, the 2010 Taboan celebration gives the reigns to the Visayan writers. This, according to Ricardo de Ungria, head of the Subcommission on the Arts of the National Commission for Culture... READ MORE

PIVAF. The NCCA Committee on Visual Arts, headed by Egai Talusan Fernandez, will mount the Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2010 (PVAF), featuring the masterworks of renowned visual artists. The exhibit will also showcase the talents of the Filipino artists from different regions as well as make their works accessible to the public. Aside from the exhibit, seminar-workshops will also be conducted, and sand sculpture and body paintings sessions will also take place. The PIVAF is one of the highlights of the Philippine International Arts Festival, a celebration... READ MORE

CINEMA REHIYON. After its successful run last year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will once again bring you some of the best works of regional Filipino filmmakers in Cinema Rehiyon 2010 -- a non-competition film festival, and one of the seven flagship projects of this year’s Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) Ani ng Sining celebration. With the majority of today’s formulaic indie films shot in the grimy streets, and in derelict buildings and slum... READ MORE

ARCHI(TYPES/TEXT). The National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will be mounting eight exhibits in different venues highlighting architecture and its role and connection in Philippine life as part of the Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) in celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) Presidential Proclamation No. 683 in 1991 “Archi(Types/Text): Architecture in Philippine Life” features eight different exhibits... READ MORE

TANGHAL. It’s their time to shine. To highlight the outstanding theater achievements of university-based theater groups, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its National Committee on Dramatic Arts headed by Dr. Glecy Atienza, will be holding Tanghal, the fourth National University and College Theater Festival on February 1-5, 2010 as part of the Philippine International Festival (PIAF). The event will feature a showcase of 11 exceptional theater ... READ MORE

ORGANIK MUSIK 2. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) presents Organik Musik: 2 Palay Bigas Kanin in line with this year's Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) in celebration of National Arts Month as per Presidential Proclamation No. 683 in 1991. This year's musical production is written by award-winning poet-educator Vim Nadera and will be performed by some of the country’s best contemporary music artists like Cynthia Alexander, Junior Kilat, Sigaw ng Tundo, and Radioactive Sago Project. Respected musician... READ MORE

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