March 2, 2024

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts has opened the nominations for the Order of National Artist Award.

Deadline of submission of nominations is on June 30.

The Order of National Artist or Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining, is the highest national recognition given to a Filipino individual who has made significant contributions to the Philippines through their achievements in the fields of Architecture and Allied Arts, Dance, Design, Film and Broadcast Arts, Literature, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

The order is jointly administered by the NCCA and the Cultural Center of the Philippines and conferred by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation by both institutions.

Nominations may be submitted by government and non-government cultural organizations, educational institutions, and private foundations and councils.

Artists shall only be nominated under one category where they have made their most substantial contribution but their other merits will be added to their citation if conferred.

Submission of nomination may be in printed or electronic form to include a notarized nomination form and a cover letter signed by the head or designated representative of the nominating organization.

The cover letter shall be accompanied by a board resolution approving the nominee concerned with the said resolution signed by the organization president and certified by the board secretary.

A curriculum vitae of the nominee including their address and contact details should also be included together with list of the nominee’s significant works categorized according to the criteria.

Also to be submitted are the latest high-resolution photograph of the nominee, either 5”x7” (1500 x 2100 pixels) or 8”x11” (2550 x 3300 pixels); video materials/documentation on the nominee’s significant works; copies of published reviews; and any other document that be required.

The curriculum vitae, e-mail and mobile number of the nominated presenter who can discuss the qualifications of the nominee to the second and third deliberation panel should also be submitted. The nominated presenter must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement if selected.

More information on the criteria and selection process may be found in the Guidelines of the Order of National Artist. – Press release