The Cultural Center of the Philippines was created in 1966 with the purpose of promoting and preserving the best of Filipino arts and culture. Since then, the CCP has sought to embody the values of katotohanan (truth), kagandahan (beauty) and kabutihan (goodness). The best artists from all over the country and around the world have enthralled Filipinos onsite (at the CCP venues), offsite (at regional venues) and online (through social media and the World Wide Web). The CCP has been at the forefront of culture and the arts for almost 50 years.
Performing companies representing dance, music and theater reside within the CCP. It has four resident dance companies: Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company. Tanghalang Pilipino is the CCP’s resident theater company while music is represented by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation (NAMCYA).
The CCP also covers the film and broadcast arts, as well as the literary and visual arts, encouraging the growth of aspiring artists in these fields through numerous workshops, seminars, anthologies, exhibits, symposia as well as competitions and awards.
Through its Cultural Exchange Program, the CCP supports the growth and development of regional arts centers all over the country through its Kaisa sa Sining (KSS) partnership program, relevant capacity building initiatives and collaborations. Through exchange programs with these organizations and with other institutions, Filipinos have been able to glimpse the beauty of different cultures from various regions and countries, witnessing many a triumphant performance from highly-acclaimed artists all over the world. The Arts Education Program nurtures the next generation of artists and the audiences who will support their work through training, exposure and audience development activities. The Cultural Content Program develops engaging content for digital formats and new technologies.
The CCP continues to emphasize the Filipino pagmamalasakit (compassion) in its programs that highlight the virtues of galing, galang and dangal (excellence, respect and integrity), reaffirming its commitment to the growth and development of the Filipino nation and its arts and culture.
Be the leading institution for arts and culture in the Philippines by promoting artistic excellence and nurturing the broadest publics to participate in art making and appreciation.
Art matters in the life of every Filipino.
Create, produce, and present excellent and engaging artistic and cultural experiences from the Philippines and all over the world.
Arts for Transformation
Nurture the next generation of artists and audiences who appreciate and support artistic and cultural work.
Sustainability and Viability
Achieve organizational and financial stability for the CCP to ensure the continuity of its artistic and cultural program and contribute to the flourishing creative industry in the Philippines.
Human Resource Development
Develop a loyal, competent, and efficient workforce towards fulfilling a vital role in the cultural institution.
We, the officials and employees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, wholeheartedly commit to:
Always serve the public diligently and efficiently, with utmost courtesy and the highest degree of integrity, whenever our expertise and services are needed.
Respond promptly to all inquiries and complaints about our services from arts and culture enthusiasts and the general public.
Take pride in the continued promotion of artistic excellence, cultural values, Filipino aesthetics and national identity towards a humanistic global society.
CCP Board of Trustees
Jaime C. Laya, Ph.D.
- Moises Benedict S. Carandang
- Junie S. Del Mundo
- Marivic H. Del Pilar
- Michelle Nikki M. Junia
- Atty. Lorna P. Kapunan
- Stanley B. Seludo
Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo
Dennis N. Marasigan
Vice President and Artistic Director
Eva Marie D. G. Salvador
Arts Education Department
Mauro Ariel S.R. Yonzon
Production and Exhibition Department
Carmencita J. Bernardo
Cultural Exchange Department
Teresa S. Rances
Administrative Services Department
Manuel B. Cabalejo
Internal Audit Department
Dennis P. Lopez
Finance Services Department
Lilian C. Barco
Human Resource Management Department
Elaine S. De Padua
Eugene A. De Los Santos
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Libertine S. Dela Cruz
Cultural Content Department
Departments and Offices
Office of the President
Exercises overall supervision and control of the Center; and Implements and enforces policies, programs, guidelines, standards, decisions, rules and regulations prescribed by the Board.
Office of the Vice President for the Artistic Sector
Plans, directs and coordinates all artistic activities of the Center related to all art forms: dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, media arts, and architecture.
Office of the Vice President for Administration Sector
Plans, directs and coordinates the administrative and financial operations, including the implementation of policies and guidelines imposed on the CCP as a government corporation.
Internal Audit Department
Advises the Audit Committee relating to management control and operations audit; reviews on all matters and appraises systems and procedures/ processes, organizational structure, assets management practices, financial and management records, reports and performance standards of the agencies/ units covered; conducts operation audit and determines the degree of compliance with their mandate, policies, government regulations, established objectives, systems and procedures and contractual obligations; and conducts separate evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal controls of management systems such as the human resource management system, financial management system, quality management system, risk management system and their sub-systems.
Corporate Affairs Department
Develops and implements programs pertaining to the CCP’s institutional image, corporate plans performance and programs, and management information system.
Corporate Communications Division
Plans and implements activities relating to corporate identity and image, including the management of the Center’s external and internal communication programs and strategies; and undertakes public relation activities and produces relevant and appropriate communications for the print, broadcast and emerging media.
Management Services Division
Prepares comprehensive plans for the Center’s strategic development and institutional direction (annual/short-term, medium-term and long-term) that include measures for monitoring and evaluation; Collates pertinent data from the Center’s operating units and prepares the necessary reports and proposal papers to the Board of Trustees and other relevant agencies; In-charge with the organization and scheduling of special events as needed; Maintains an information systems infrastructure for the Center, providing computer user support and maintenance, database development and access, Local Area Network (LAN) development and maintenance, and advanced and basic computer training programs to the Center’s employees; and Ensures the upkeep of standard and licensed computer applications.
Provides marketing services to the CCP and for its products and activities through the creative development, implementation and management of programs and activities resulting in public satisfaction and revenues for the Center.
Sales and Promotions Division
Generates income from sales of tickets, multi-media and other products; Identifies, develops and maintains specific client markets; Develops promotional tools and strategies; Conceptualizes, designs and produces the Center’s sales requirements for its marketing communications; and Plans and implements the timely and appropriate dissemination of necessary information to CCP’s various publics.
Market Development Division
Explores new markets for the Center’s products and services; Generates income from individuals, foundations and corporations through memberships, sponsorships, donations and other fundraising activities; and does market research.
Production and Exhibition Department
Produces and implements performing arts, visual arts and film and new media programs and projects of the Center; Coordinate activities for the arts and corollary events such as lectures, talkbacks, symposia, exhibits, omnibus events such as festivals and interdisciplinary collaborations; and special events; Synchronizes (venue reservation and operations management) the rehearsals, showcases, previews, galas, performances, exhibits and other public offerings; and provides production management services, design and technical services, and front-of-house.
Visual Arts and Museum Division
The (VAMD) under the Production and Exhibition Department of the Cultural Center of the Philippines has maintained its thrust of promoting contemporary visual expressions and has earned a reputation for accommodating non-commercial, innovative, and even controversial projects and exhibits. It administers the Thirteen Artists Awards, periodically conferred by the CCP to progressive young artists. It also organizes public programs such as artist talks, workshops, and other activities in conjunction with current exhibitions. The VAMD is also in charge of the CCP Visual Arts Collection consisting of significant Philippine contemporary artworks with an emphasis on the seventies and eighties. Composed of over two thousand items (paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and mixed media works), these were acquired through bequests by artists and patrons, and by acquisitions made by the then CCP Museum and the defunct Museum of Philippine Art. It continues to be used for research publications, exhibitions and loans by other institutions. The VAMD also offers exhibition venues where current visual art expressions may be mounted, featured, studied and analyzed. In support of this, the VAMD offers grants in the form of free use of exhibit space and curatorial assistance to encourage, initiate, support and sustain creativity and artistic excellence in the visual arts.
Production Management Services Division
Manages the implementation of the Center’s performing arts programs as approved by the Artistic Programming Committee (APC) through the provision of production management services; Acts as liaison between the Center and the resident companies for CCP season productions and special events.
Film, Broadcast, and New Media Arts Division
The FBNMD, is devoted to nurturing the individual and collective experience of Filipinos through film, broadcast and new media while cultivating an inclusive network of communities.
FBNMD dedicates itself in presenting the best of local film festivals such as Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, as well as a year-round programme of events for the public that includes screenings, discussions and lectures under the CCP Arthouse Cinema. FBNMD also heads into the future with plans to launch and promote interactive media artforms, podcasting, hybrid drive-in cinema, and other new media platforms catering to the Filipino and global audiences.
We aim to stay relevant, inclusive, and bold.
Venue Operations Division
Takes charge of the booking of the Center’s rehearsal spaces, performance and other venues including film viewing and exhibit spaces. Ensures venue availability for CCP productions/programs, co-productions, Resident Company season performances and lessees; Manages and maintains the performance venues of the Center to ensure a safe and convenient environment for the lessees/venue users and the viewing public by means of providing In-house Ushering Services, Building and Theater Tours. Renders ushering services and consultancies to clients and venues outside of CCP.
Production Design and Technical Services Division
1) to service design and technical needs of CCP produced, co-produced and other production related activities
2) to maintain and operate all CCP performance venues
3) to provide fringe services like costume and equipment rental and training programs
Arts Education Department
Creates, initiates, develops and implements programs for artistic training, cultural management and consultancy, and audience development in the arts; Creates and produces instructional and resource materials in the different art disciplines for practitioners and the public, supports and encourages activities in development training and resource material development for the arts and; Develops curricula for the arts that are responsive to the current needs of society, the artistic community, the public and the Philippine society.
Artist Training Division
Plans, creates, initiates, develops and implements training programs for artists, teachers and trainers in different art forms; Provides skills and technique development of artists in the intermediate and advanced levels; and Conducts skills and competencies development training for teachers and trainers such as workshops, clinics, master classes, conferences, and other similar activities in the local, regional, national and/or international level.
Cultural Management Division
Plans, creates, initiates, develops and implement programs in arts management, organizational development, and project and cultural events management for cultural workers, arts organizations managers, officers and staff of arts and cultural groups, and institutions, whether public or private, school or community-based, or local, regional or national in scope.
Audience Development Division
Plans, creates, initiates and implements programs on arts and cultural-awareness for the youth, the community and other sectors of the society— the beneficiaries, the target audiences and stakeholders in the arts, including the professionals, business sectors, community groups, government and private sectors, civic and cause-oriented groups, religious sector, the civil society and the like.
Cultural Exchange Department
The CED is the primary link of the Center to its counterparts in the local, national and international arts and cultural communities, for the promotion of its creative works and services. It is responsible for planning, facilitating, and implementing arts and cultural exchange programs with and for local communities, audiences and communities in the country and overseas. It also initiates collaboration between and among Filipino and international artists and groups. It supports and strengthens local cultural organizations through partnerships and cooperation and by organizing specialized capacity building programs for cultural organizers, managers, artists and practitioners through foras, apprenticeship and grants.
Cultural Content Department
Generates, gathers, conserves, innovates, repackages and distributes arts and culture-based knowledge and makes these accessible as soft/digital and hard assets to individuals, institutions and content providers through accessible and continually expanding collections.
Library and Archives Division
Implements programs pertaining to the acquisition, selection, circulation, conservation and preservation, dissemination, interpretation and exhibition of cultural content.
Cultural Research and Development Division
Designs and creates “value-added” content for use of other CCP units, the general public and other content providers; Designs access portals to the digital collection for the general Philippine public and the World Wide Web.
Undertakes activities that deal with literary text, performance text, and hypertext; Produces and manages “hard” and “soft” publications.
Administrative Services Department
Plans, develops, and implements administrative programs related to general services, property and supply management, maintenance and engineering services, and asset management; and manages the CCP Complex grounds, physical facilities and structures.
General Services Division
Plans, implements, and evaluates policies, programs and services related to housekeeping, building and grounds security management, grounds sanitation and landscaping services, traffic management, solid waste management, pest control management, motor pool services and central records maintenance.
Maintenance and Engineering Services Division
Plans, implements and evaluates policies, programs and services related to building and grounds preventive maintenance, construction planning, implementation and evaluation, management of telecommunication system, technical documentation and studies, building and grounds safety, environmental management to include air, water, waste water and pollution control management.
International University Theatre Association (IUTA)
The IUTA was established at Université de Liège (Belgium) in 1994 to develop and promote recognized post-secondary activity in theatre training, creation, research and theoretical and practical research, throughout the world, at the level of university or higher studies. The IUTA is present in every continent and has members in over fifty countries. It holds a World Congress every two years. Its current President is Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, who is also the IUTA Philippine Center Executive Director and CCP President.
Federation for Asian Cultural Promotions
A platform for arts practitioners to network within Asia, exchange ideas, and discuss industry-specific issues and trend in the Asia-Pacific region and counterparts in the global arts industry.
Established in 1981 with the founding members of FACP: Dr. Lucresia Kasilag, the then President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Artist for Music; Mr. Hsu Po Yun of the New Aspect Promotion Corporation–Taipei; Mr. Tadashi Yokohama of the Nippon Cultural Center–Japan; Mr. Seong-Tae Kim of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra–Singapore; and Mr. Apratty from UNESCO.
Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centers (AAPPAC)
The AAPPAC was established in 1966 with an end-goal of establishing the Asia Pacific region as a leader in the performing arts industry.
It has a network of 71 members from over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region, comprised of prominent and internationally reputable performing arts centres, art venues and organizations. The Cultural Centre of the Philippines
is a Full Member and one of the founding members of AAPPAC.
Association of Philippine Performing Arts Spaces (APPAS)
The APPAS, an association of performing arts spaces in the Philippines, erstwhile informally established in February 2018 as the Philippine Performing Arts Centers Consortium (PhilPACC) was spearheaded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. APPAS envisions a diverse arts infrastructure ecosystem that engenders the best environment to create and experience the performing arts.
The idea of forming a regional association first came up in the Conference Workshop on ASEAN Audio/Video and Film Retrieval, Restoration and Archiving held in Manila in 1993. In this conference, the participants drew up a framework for a comprehensive program for film/video archiving including a recommendation to form an ASEAN confederation of film archivists to promote the development of film/video archiving in the region.
It was legally constituted and launched in Manila, Philippines in February 1996, when the association also held its First General Assembly to ratify its Constitution, elect its officers and plan its first year programs and activities.
Southeast Asia Pacific Audio-Visual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA)
SEAPAVAA is an association of organizations and individuals involved in the development of audiovisual archiving in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as to preserve and provide access to the region’s rich audiovisual heritage.
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
ICOM is an international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. It is a non-governmental organization which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities.
Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums (AGMAM)
AGMAM is an organization representing museums and museum professionals in the National Capital Region (NCR). AGMAM advocates for the recognition, advancement, stability, and expansion of the museum sector in NCR.