The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department opens the applications for the 2022 KALINGA NG SINING: Art for Healing and Transformation Subsistence Grants.
Kalinga ng Sining or KNS is a program that provides financial assistance to qualified region based arts/culture/educational organizations, local government units, and non-government organizations. The grant is intended to help these organizations implement contingency strategies that will help alleviate the living conditions of their communities. Since it was opened in 2020 up to 2021, the KNS subsistence grant has assisted 37 local organizations from 35 provinces/local communities nationwide.
Through the local projects and initiatives of the proponents, the KNS SGP enables the implementation of contingency strategies that will support displaced local artists and cultural workers. It also seeks to advocate the significance of art and culture to every Filipino, especially during crisis time, in the hope that the public, mainly the government leaders and lawmakers, will regard it as “essential” elements for human existence, survival and progress.
The focus of the projects are in the following areas: documentation & propagation of local history, heritage, art forms, cultural expressions, and traditions utilizing various new technology and media platforms; presentation of new and/or “hybrid” artistic productions and cultural activities; advancing capacities of artists and cultural workers; and advocacy for arts and culture as “essential” elements for human existence, survival and progress.
All the projects and activities with the KNS support will be implemented from July to October 2022 following the present health and safety protocols and conforming with the restrictions of the present quarantine rules prescribed by the national and local government units.
The project brief, guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the CCP CED FB page, CCP website or through this link:
Deadline for submission of applications is on May 31, 2022. For more information about KNS, send an email to email@example.com.