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NCCA Grants Cash Assistance to Freelance Artists

Over the week, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has crowdsourced through social media for beneficiaries of their NCCA Cash Assistance Program, in which they are given a total budget of P63.8 million in addition to their initial budget of P4 million.



They have been giving guidelines for application for each artist in every field: theater, visual, architecture, music, literature, language, research, film, dance, and cultural work. This is in line with the simultaneous cancellation of events during the past 2 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it serves as an aid to freelance workers who have no employer to seek help from and/or those who have no employee benefits.


The criteria for beneficiaries are as follows:

1. Not under an employer-employee relationship

2. No regular income

3. Working freelance

4. No source of income due to the ECQ


Further instructions and deadlines are posted on NCCA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NCCAOfficial/