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CCP and CITEM concludes CDO leg seminar

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Center for International Expositions and Missions (CITEM) has successfully conducted the Business of Performing Arts Capacity Building Seminar last July 2 at the Little Theatre inside Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan campus.

The whole day event is a joint activity of the CCP and CITEM as part of the Manila International Performing Arts Market and CREATE Philippines partnership (MIPAM x CREATE PH).

Working under the theme Bridging Business and the Arts, the seminar aims to equip performing arts groups in Mindanao with the right skills and tools to run their organizations professionally. Topics included in the seminar were Basic Branding Principles, Managing Business for the Arts Sector, and Safeguarding Intellectual Property Rights conducted by Alessa Libongco Lanot, John Paul Lanot, and Atty. BJ Palattao.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS. John Paul Lanot, Alessa Libongco Lanot, and Atty. BJ Palattao.

The seminar would also be conducted in Bacolod, Manila, and Bulacan throughout the month of July.

And on September 19 to 21 MIPAM x CREATE Philippines will hold a three-day festival at the Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez at the CCP Complex in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The said event will bring together performing arts groups, design agencies and other stakeholders for business matching and networking opportunities alongside other activities aimed at improving their business and creative capacities.

Atty. BJ Palattao.

MIPAM x CREATE Philippines is one of the flagship events featured in the Manila International Performing Arts Summit hosted by the CCP, which will take place on September 18 to 22, 2019. For information and inquiries you may visit their websites at or   

Meanwhile, learn about the latest trends in performing arts and create a communication line among the cutting-edge artists and producers at the first Manila International Performing Arts Market (MPAM) x CREATE PH, slated on September 19 to 21, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

John Paul Lanot

A global platform for performances, business-to-business exchange and networking opportunities, the MIPAM x CREATE PH aims to facilitate connections among artists, cultural operators, promoters, producers and impresarios from international performing arts markets and festival and establish possible future partnerships.

In collaboration with the DTI-CITEM, the MIPAM x CREATE PH is a good venue to introduce talented artists, not just from the Philippines but from across the region and promote them in the performing arts community in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific. During the event, various performing groups will showcase their artistic programs at the newly-built Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Black Box Theater).

There will also be exhibitions featuring dance companies, theater organizations, choral groups, experimental groups and allied industries suppliers.

Participants can also join the scheduled capacity-building seminar, a platform for continued learning for creative professionals. This seminar aims to equip arts professionals with proper knowledge to scale up their design business and become competitive in the local and international markets.

Atty. BJ Pallattao, John Paul Lanot and Alessa Libongco-Lanot will be the speakers on topics such as “Managing Business for Arts Sector,” “Basic Branding Principles,” and “Safeguarding Intellectual Property Rights in Performing Arts.”

The vital focus of MIPAM x CREATE PH is the domestic and international networking and business pitching between artists, creators and producers. There will be venue for networking and business-to-business meetings, as well as pitch for creative collaboration.

Joining the arts market are My Performing Arts Agency, the founder and organizer of Borak Arts Series in Kuala Lumpur; the Taipei Performance Arts Centre, a key mover of the Taipei Performing Arts Market and the Association of Dance Alliance Meeting of Contemporary Dance; and the Bangkok Performing Arts Meeting, the programmer of the Bangkok Performing Arts Market in Thailand.

Promoters, producers from various international performing arts markets and impresarios from various arts festival, as well as delegates from the Federation for Asian Cultural Promoters (FACP) and the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centre (AAPPAC) are expected to attend the arts market.


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