THE NATIONAL ARTISTS AWARD

The Order of the  National Artists Award  (Orden ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts,  and Architecture and Allied Arts.  The order is jointly administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and conferred by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation by both institutions.

 

The Order of National Artists Award  is one of the honors conferred by the Republic  of the Philippines that embodies the nation’s highest ideals in the humanities and aesthetic expression through the distinct achievements of individual citizens.  While the Republic bestows due recognition to these singular achievements, it also honors its own cultural heritage, whose enrichment these achievements have significantly effected, enhanced, and given direction.

 

These achievements are measured in terms of their vision, unusual insight, creativity and imagination, technical proficiency of the highest order in expressing Filipino culture and traditions, history, way of life, and aspirations.

 

Roster of National Artists

National Artist

Year of Conferment

Category

Fernando C. Amorsolo

1972

Visual Arts

Francisca Reyes Aquino

1973

Dance

Carlos V. Francisco

1973

Visual Arts

Amado V. Hernandez

1973

Literature

Antonio J. Molina

1973

Music

Juan F. Nakpil

1973

Architecture

Guillermo E. Tolentino

1973

Visual Arts

Jose Garcia Villa

1973

Literature

Napoleon V. Abueva

1976

Visual Arts

Pablo S. Antonio

1976

Architecture

Lamberto V. Avellana

1976

Theater/Film

Victorio C. Edades

1976

Visual Arts

Jovita Fuentes

1976

Music

Leonor Orosa Goquingco

1976

Dance

Nick Joaquin

1976

Literature

Vicente S. Manansala

1981

Visual Arts

Gerardo de Leon

1982

Film

Carlos P. Romulo

1982

Literature

Honorata “Atang” de la Rama

1987

Theater/Music

Antonino R. Buenaventura

1988

Music

Lucrecia Reyes-Urtula

1988

Dance

Lucrecia R. Kasilag

1989

Music

Francisco Arcellana

1990

Literature

Cesar T. Legaspi

1990

Visual Arts

Leandro V. Locsin

1990

Architecture

Hernando R. Ocampo

1991

Visual Arts

Lucio D. San Pedro

1991

Music

Lino O. Brocka

1997

Film/Broadcast Arts

Levi Celerio

1997

Music/Literature

Felipe Padilla de Leon

1997

Music

N.V.M. Gonzalez

1997

Literature

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

1997

Theater

Arturo R. Luz

1997

Visual Arts

Jose M. Maceda

1997

Music

Carlos L. Quirino

1997

Historical Literature

Rolando S. Tinio

1997

Theater/Literature

Daisy H. Avellana

1999

Theater

Ernani J. Cuenco

1999

Music

J. Elizalde Navarro

1999

Visual Arts

Edith L. Tiempo

1999

Literature

Andrea O. Veneracion

1999

Music

Ang Kiukok

2001

Visual Arts

Ishmael Bernal

2001

Film

F. Sionil Jose

2001

Literature

Severino Montano

2001

Theater

Virgilio S. Almario

2003

Literature

Salvador F. Bernal

2003

Theater and Design

Jose T. Joya

2003

Visual Arts

Alejandro R. Roces

2003

Literature

Eddie Romero

2003

Film/Broadcast Arts

Bienvenido Lumbera

2006

Literature

Ramon A. Obusan

2006

Dance

Benedicto R. Cabrera

2006

Visual Arts

Ildefonso P. Santos Jr.

2006

Architecture

Ronald Allan K. Poe (Fernando Poe Jr.)

2006

Film

Ramon Valera

2006

Fashion Design

Abdulmari Asia Imao

2006

Visual Arts

 

 

 

 

To read the guidelines governing the National Artists Awards click here.