It’s an art day every day in February for Filipinos! What an exciting day to begin National Art Month in 2022.
The theme for this year’s celebration is focused on “Sining ng Pag-Asa” which means the art of hope. National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) set this theme with the ****aims to recognize arts as a source and expression of hope as shown in the creative ways we respond to the effects of the pandemic, natural calamities, and other social realities, as well as the arts’ role in improving our community life as Filipinos.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) leads this National Arts Month (NAM)’s celebration this February, by its chairman, Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, executive director Oscar Casaysay, and deputy executive directors Marichu Tellano and Bernan Joseph Corpuz, through its Subcommission on the Arts (SCA) led by its commissioner Dr. Rolando Tolentino.
When it’s still locked down in the Philippines, a series of exciting things are still there for the Filipinos to enjoy from home and will make the whole month of February exciting, colorful and enriching. Its opening ceremony will be held on February 4, 2022, could be streamed on the NCCA Facebook page. The showcase of various performances, virtual exhibits, poem and story reading, film excerpts, and many more.
There is also a cheerful Twibbonize frame for the Filipinos to celebrate this special national month from anywhere and anytime.
National Arts Month 2022 – by NCCA
The frame described that “Promulgated by then President Corazon Aquino in 1991, Presidential Proclamation No. 683 declares February of every year as National Arts Month to celebrate artistic excellence and the uniqueness and diversity of the Filipino heritage and culture”. Just on the first day of February hundreds of Filipinos have been used this Twibbonize frame to enliven National Art Month on their social media.
Philippine culture and arts of creatives is always an exciting thing as said by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso in a recent press conference, “We recognize art as being a source and expression of hope, as well as a continuous formulation of the creative means to respond to the effects of the pandemic, natural calamities, and other social realities.”
The government realized that art plays a big role in everyday people’s lives, so this month is a reminder for Filipinos about that.
The annual celebration of National Arts Month was started with the signing of Presidential Proclamation 683, in 1991, where it is declaring that February is National Arts Month. Over the years, NCCA, as well as private and government agencies, has been organizing events and activities to highlight the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos.