/ 28 January 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of Antique signed a memorandum of agreement with the Cultural Center of the Philippines to become one of the country’s regional art centers.

The university is one of the 54 members of the “Kaisa sa Sining network” whose aim is to help address the growing need for arts and culture initiatives in the province.

“University President Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr. says the partnership with the CCP is UA’s reply to the growing need to strengthen arts and culture initiatives in Antique. As the province’s premier university, UA aims to foster collaboration with other art centers and the Cultural Center, as arts and culture must complement the university’s vision as leader in science and technology,” UA said on Facebook.

“Creativity is necessary for scientific and technological advancement; thus, we want our students to be exposed to arts and culture as well for a balanced and holistic education while they are in the university,” Crespo said.

The “Kaisa sa Sining network” is a project of the CPP’s Cultural Exchange department where government units, educational institutions, and non-government organizations actively support the culture and arts program of provinces.

Of the 54 members, 20 are in Luzon; 17 in the Visayas and 17 in Mindanao.