The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is the premiere showcase of the arts in the Philippines. Founded in 1969, the CCP has been producing and presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events from the Philippines and all over the world for more than forty years. It has nine resident companies in CCP.
The Arts Education Department holds master classes, workshops, and online educational resources. The Cultural Exchange Department supports the development of satellite venues in select cities all over the country. The Production and Exhibition Department advances the practice in technical theater and design and takes the lead in the professionalization of stagecraft and venue management in the country. The Cultural Content Department digitizes the cultural content of the Center and designs interactive portals. With the Assets Development Program the CCP is poised to redevelop its sixty hectare property as a major cultural and eco-tourism destination in the Asia Pacific region.
The CCP belongs to various international organizations such as the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Center (AAPAC), the Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d’Arts Traditionnels (CIOFF), the World Dance Alliance (WDA), the International Theater Institute (ITI), the Asian Theater Alliance (ATA), the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (ASEAN COCI), the ASEAN Korea Traditional Music Orchestra (AKTMO) among many others.