The Order of National Artists (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film, Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.
The order is jointly administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and conferred by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation by both institutions.
The list of awardees is available on the National Commission for Culture and the Arts website. Alternatively, the lives and works of the National Artists are discussed in greater detail in the book The National Artists of the Philippines, published jointly by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Anvil Publishing, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
For inquiries on the availability of the book, please contact NCCA Publications at 527-5529 or at 5272192 local 614, or Anvil at 631-7048 / 633-6121 / 633-6136 / 671-9230 or email them at [email protected]