British Council offers fund to preserve Vietnamese cultural heritage

14:03 01/09/2018
FAMLAB Fund will give £100,000 (approximately 3,000,000,000 VND) to support projects that engage with the music or film heritage of Vietnam through contemporary mediums.

Cultural heritage in this context means many things, from the built environment through the cultural traditions such as music and language. Inclusive growth means working with and for all levels of society in order to reconcile the divide between economic growth, and rising poverty and inequality.

In Vietnam, through engaging with elements of the country’s music and film heritage, especially those currently under-threat or under-represented, the project consists of two interconnected strands: Community Cultural Heritage, and FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab). 

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Launched in April 2018, the project seeks to create opportunities for communities across the country to contribute to, and benefit from, the safeguarding and re-invigoration of their cultural heritage.

Activities include on research, documentation, conservation, training and capacity building (including oral teaching techniques), experimentation and innovation, advocacy, policy and community dialogues, and support of the re-imagination and revitalisation of cultural heritage elements via contemporary practices.

FAMLAB Fund will give £100,000 (approximately 3,000,000,000 VND) to support projects that engage with the music or film heritage of Vietnam through contemporary mediums.

The FAMLAB Fund aims to support projects that engage with the music and/or film heritage of Vietnam through contemporary practice, encouraging arts and cultural practitioners to explore innovative ways of engaging and interacting with new audiences for Vietnamese music/film heritage.

The FAMLAB Fund is open to Vietnam and UK-based individual practitioners, groups and organisations working in any creative/artistic discipline.

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