This year's Kaisa sa Sining Apprenticeship Program goes virtual!


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department has organized another virtual Apprenticeship Program for its Kaisa sa Sining (KSS) Regional Art Centers (RACs) nationwide last June 1-25, 2021 in partnership with the Arts Research and Training Institute in Southern Tagalog Inc. (ARTIST Inc.).

Launched in 2018 and continued to 2020, the program has provided mentorship for  67 apprentices from 19 provinces all over the country.  Specifically designed for the arts and culture practitioners from the CCP KSS regional art centers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,  the program aims to provide support to the CCP KSS regional art centers in advancing the culture, arts, and theater management in the regions and enhance their competence level and skills.

In 2020, the program took a new form as a result of the ongoing pandemic and quarantine. The mentorship was done virtually and utilized the new media platforms to engage the participants from different provinces.

From June 1 to 24, 34 regional apprentices from 14 local communities participated in the month-long mentoring in  Production Management, Production Design, Technical Theatre, Venue Operation, Digital Asset and Arts Management.

The KSS VAP held its culminating program on June 25 and was live streamed through the CCP Facebook page. The stream can be viewed here.