The National Commission for Culture and the Arts now gears towards the 2021 celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) every February of every year per Presidential Proclamation No. 683. The proclamation highlights “the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, architecture, literature, media arts, and film need to be preserved, enriched, and evolved in a climate of free artistic and intellectual expression”.
This year, NAM takes on the theme “Alab-sining, Alay-sigla” as the celebration continues to provide opportunities for harnessing artists’ creative energies in uplifting the nation’s spirit. Further, the NAM 2021 celebration seeks to conserve, promote and popularize Filipino artistic creations; integrate the arts in the community life; and harness the arts as catalysts for values education.
The NAM celebration, now dubbed as “Ani ng Sining,” will feature the talents and performances of the many artists and arts groups in the seven arts on whose trainings, competitions, and creative expressions it has invested the past year or so. Ani ng Sining is a celebration of the fruits of the creative efforts for the past year and a looking forward to a richer, more fertile ground in the coming years for the evolution of artistic modes of expression available to the Filipino creative imagination.
Credits to: National Commission for Culture and the Arts