Call for 2016 exhibit proposals



The CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division is continuously accepting exhibit proposals for the 2016 Venue Grant Program. Since the Center’s inauguration in 1969, the CCP has been known as venue for contemporary, experimental, and multidisciplinary works. It has also served as a launching pad for artists to enter the local and international art community. The CCP also serves as an implementing agency for cultural programs and agreements between the Philippines and other countries. All exhibitions held under its Venue Grants Program are non-commercial in nature. 
Artists, curators, non-commercial art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for the following venues within the CCP Main Theater Building: 
  • Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery). Rectangular space with two columns on each end. Located at the fourth floor.
  • Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Floor Hallway Gallery). Bracket-shaped wall space; longest wall measures 2.41 x 18.64 meters. Located at the fourth floor.
  • Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery). Slightly convex wall space that measures 2.59 x 25.3 meters each. Located at the second and third floors respectively.
  • Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). Wall space measures 3.77 x 19.58 meters. Located at the outer wall of the Little Theater lobby.

Floor plans of exhibit areas are available upon request. Outdoor sites and alternative spaces within the CCP complex are open for site-specific projects, subject to evaluation and approval by CCP management. Exhibit proponents are also encouraged to engage with selected works from the CCP Visual Arts Collection.  

Application Requirements

Artists, curators, and non-commercial art organizations and institutions are welcome to submit exhibit proposals for the different exhibition venues of the CCP. This is also open to non-Filipino artists and foreign cultural organizations whose exhibit proposals have significant bearing on Philippine art and culture.

Proposals should contain the exhibit concept, preliminary studies, physical and logistical requirements of presentation, background information about the individual/organization, and documentation of previous works, exhibitions, write-ups and press releases. Should the VAMD find it necessary, proponents may be requested to submit or supply further information or additional materials in connection with their proposals, or the CCP may also collaborate with the artist/s towards the development of a project.

Review Criteria

The CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division evaluates proposals based on the following criteria:
>> Quality and maturity of artistic skills;
>> Innovativeness and contemporaneity of proposed  exhibit;
>> Sensitive awareness of the artist’s responsibility to the Philippine art society;
>> Consistency with the CCP’s goals, scope and general program for the year;
>> Adequacy, appropriateness and adaptability to the specified venue; and,
>> Installation requirements.

Proposals may be disqualified based on the following reasons:
>> Fund raising activities, product launches and advertising campaigns; 
>> Exhibitions that are prejudicial to the rights  and welfare  of other people; and
>> Exhibitions made as part of requirements for a school thesis.

The CCP VAMD may accept the following proposals on exceptionally meritorious grounds:
>> Exhibitions which have been previously presented in other venues;
>> Solo exhibitions by artists who have not had any solo exhibits in the CCP within 18 months prior to the proposed exhibit date.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals for exhibitions for the succeeding year shall be submitted to the Visual Arts and Museum Division from January to September 30 of the current year. All proposals submitted shall be reviewed by the CCP VAMD and presented to the CCP Artistic Programs Committee for final approval. 

Proponents of approved proposals for exhibitions shall be notified via email and invited for a production meeting three months prior to their scheduled exhibit. An Exhibition Agreement shall be prepared stipulating the terms and conditions agreed during the production meeting.

Components of the Grant

Grantees are given the following support:
>> Free use of venue
>> Subsidy for printing of invitations, wall text, brochures, outdoor marquee
>> Curatorial support
>> Publicity in mainstream media and online platforms

Deadline for 2016 exhibitions: 30 September 2015

Proposals may be sent via email to  
or addressed to:
Visual Arts and Museum Division
Production and Exhibition Department
4F CCP Main Theater Building
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0920) 4700690, email, or visit


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