You can now fully access the CCP Encyclopedia — comprising of music, dance, film, and theatre — through their newly launched website online

You can now browse through the Philippines' rich cultural history, particularly the arts' archives, at the tip of your fingers. Wherever you may be, you can access the immense collection of Philippine art through the CCP Encyclopedia online. Recently, the digital edition of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art — or the Epad — was presented by CCP's Editor-in-Chief Nicanor Tiongson during the event.

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Secretary of the Department of Education Leonor Briones and Deputy House Speaker Loren Legarda also acknowledged CCP's newly launched digital version of the EPA through special messages during the event.

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The Epad boasts of a multitude of resources that students, educators, researchers, and every single person can use. While the resources will continually be updated every year, they will also prioritize other content that needs to be renewed immediately, "making the content relevant," CCP's VP and Artistic Director Chris Millado shared. They are also developing a new feature such as having a historical timeline of each volume that can be customized depending on each user. 

The Epad is responsive to any device, which means anyone at any time can access the website to watch hundreds of video excerpts from plays and dance. For a multifaceted research experience, the words on each content on the website is hyperlinked. The content is also shareable online through e-mail and social media.

This only makes the Epad worth subscribing to as it offers affordable local subscription rates that start from PHP75 for a month, PHP350 for six months, and PHP675 for a year.

But for those who prefer to access these resources offline, they can get the CCP EPA Offline Version in a hard drive. The contents in the hard drive comprise of all 12 volumes of the encyclopedia in PDF format. There will also be a CCP EPA Digital Installation, where eight 43-inch screens exhibiting the history of art forms will be accessible for anyone who wishes to marvel at the highlights of Philippine art.


Begin browsing the encyclopedia by visiting epa.culturalcenter.gov.ph