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The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Achieves Milestone with Animation and Comics Grant

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Achieves Milestone with Animation and Comics Grant

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CCP embarks on visionary projects and provides grants. In photo: (from left, standing) CCP artistic director Dennis N. Marasigan, trustee Benedict Carandang, (seated, from left), grantee Marco Sumayao, CCP president Michelle Nikki Junia, and grantee Anabelle Laureola.

 

Discover a groundbreaking moment at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as it recently sealed a pivotal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the CCP Animation and Comics Grant. This noteworthy event not only celebrated the exceptional talents of grantees selected in June 2022 but also signaled the beginning of visionary projects set to unfold from the last quarter of this year to June 2024, marking the final leg of CCP’s grant initiative.

Exciting narratives await comic enthusiasts, including the mesmerizing legend of Sinogo, a mythical creature inspired by a Kalinga folk epic, and a celestial drama that unveils the enchanting cycle of night and day. On the animation front, audiences can anticipate immersive stories featuring Tungkung Langit at Laon Sina, Bernardo Carpio, and the legendary Tattooed Men.

The grant recipients, a mix of animators and comics artists, will receive tailored funding for their crafts. Animators are set to benefit from a generous grant of Php 2 million, while comics artists will each be awarded Php 330,000. The fruits of their labor will be officially unveiled in July 2024.

“With the funding completion for the last batch of CCP grantees, we aim to initiate production and position ourselves to compete regionally in South East Asia. In September 2023, CCP witnessed the exceptional potential of our Animation, Comics, and Game Development grantees, showcasing their ability to create world-class content that can gain international recognition for the country,” expressed CCP Trustee Benedict Carandang.

Leading these transformative projects are CCP President Michelle Nikki Junia, CCP Vice-Chair Margie Moran-Floirendo, Trustees Stanley Seludo and Benedict Carandang, with invaluable support from CCP Chair Jaime C. Laya.

This initiative’s success is magnified through collaboration with key partners, including the Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines (SIKAP), the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), the Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI), and KOMIKET. Stay tuned as these visionary projects unfold, marking a significant leap forward for Philippine animation and comics on the international stage.