The National Commission for Culture and the Arts' National Committee on Cultural Education (NCCA-NCCEd) announces the convening of a series of island-clustered Forum on Informal, Non-Formal and Alternative Cultural Education (INFACE) on January 8-9 (Cebu City); January 19-20 (Davao City); and January 22-23 (Manila).
The two-day forum series is part of a nationwide constituency- based consultation on previous and current INFACE efforts by community-based artists, cultural workers, educators, local government units, NGO arts councils, and culture-oriented people's organizations. As conceived, the project hopes to mainstream, replicate and support best practices in INFACE program initiatives through the NCCA's Philippine Cultural Education Program (PCEP).
The project will undertake an enquiry on the history, nature and process of engagement of community-based cultural education work in the regions and identify modalities and operative frameworks which PCEP could adopt for its INFACE programming. it is hoped that best
practices in the grassroots level will be mainstreamed and replicated and resources could be shared between an engaged network of GO-LGU-NGO-PO partnership.
The NCCA NCCEd has invited representatives of selected cultural networks as official participants but a limited number of slots is still open to other artists' organizations, local LGU and NGO arts and culture councils, local government units' culture, arts and tourism
offices, and other networks of cultural educators with at least three years of sustained cultural education work for specific sectors.
Interested parties may send application enquiries on participation details and eligibilities with a brief profile of their organizations/ networks' history, extent and coverage of cultural education work in the communities, and name and brief profile of nominated participant- representative.
Each confirmed participant will be provided meals and shared accommodations for the duration of the Forum and reimbursement of round-trip fare subsidy to and from the venue of specific island-clustered forum.
For application enquiries and submission, please email inface2009@gmail. com. The organizers reserve the right to select and invite qualified participants.