National Arts Month 2021

The Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with the Mindanao Creative and Cultural Workers Group, Inc., National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) are co-sponsors of a lecture series to celebrate the National Arts Month from 26-28 February 2021 and 3-5 March 2021 that will be streamed live on the DFA FB page.


The National Arts Month 2021 celebration seeks to conserve, promote, and popularize Filipino artistic creations; integrate the arts in the community life; and harness the arts as catalysts for values education.


Watch the livestream via the following links:


26 February 2021 - First lecture: “Performance Level” 

27 February 2021 - Second lecture: “A Working Woman of Color”

28 February 2021 - Third lecture: “Curating the South: Challenges and Promises”

03 March 2021 - Fourth lecture: “Monanam: An Introduction to the Cuisine of the Obo Monuvu of Kidapawan”

04 March 2021 - Fifth lecture: “The Complex Responsibility of Translation”

05 March 2021 - Sixth lecture: “The Datu Bago Art Gallery and its role among Dabawenyo’s young artists”

06 March 2021 - Youth plenary: “Mugna, Pundo-paniid, Subli: The Official Youth Plenary of Mamugnaong Pakighinuklog”

06 March 2021 - Culminating lecture:  “Mamugnaong Pakighinuklog (Creative Inter-reflections)”