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28 Jun 2011

Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is located in Metro Manila, the Philippines, and was opened in 1969 to promote and preserve Filipino arts and culture. It hopes to become the mecca of culture and the arts in Asia.

CCP is an important national institute of culture of the Philippines. It has established good network with regional artists and cultural workers in the country. The CCP also covers 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 through competitions and awards. Since its opening, it has showcased the Bolshoi, Kirov, Royal Danish ballets, as well as contemporary American, French, German, and Philippine companies.

The CCP also offers a Cultural Exchange Programme which supports the growth and development of arts councils all over the country through workshops and seminars. In addition, the CCP also established ties with various international organisations such as the Association of Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Centers, the Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'Arts Traditionnels, the World Dance Alliance, and the International Theatre Institute. Through exchange programmes with these groups, Filipinos are able to appreciate different cultures as well as witness performances of highly-acclaimed artists from all over the world.