ASEAN’s Break the Chain: The Arts Respond to COVID-19, An Awareness Campaign

Happy ASEAN Month!

The ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) presents Break the Chain: The Arts Respond to COVID-19, An Awareness Campaign, to celebrate the ASEAN Month and the 2020 Year of ASEAN Identity. The project is a compilation of video performances of traditional, folk, and classical dances from the ASEAN Member States which were specially choreographed to promote health and safety protocols like hand washing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing.

ASEAN was formally established on 08 August 1967. The ASEAN COCI was set up in October 1978 to promote effective cooperation in the fields of culture and information for the purpose of enhancing mutual understanding and solidarity among the peoples of ASEAN as well as in furthering regional development. The national ASEAN-COCI of the Philippines is headed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, with the Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) as focal agencies for culture, while the Presidential Communications Office (PCOO), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and People’s Television (PTV) serve as focal agencies for the information sector.