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Creativity centres role in boosting economy on the table

Update: July, 25/2017 - 09:00
Creative Lab by UP – the latest creative centre at the Hanoi Creative City Building. — Photo Creative Lab by UP
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  — Reports on the role of creative centres in developing a thriving local creative economy will be launched in Hà Nội on August 1.

The session will present two reports commissioned by the British Council in support of the development of creative centres in Việt Nam.

The first report is Creative Hubs: Experience from Europe, Lessons for Vietnam, 2016 by Professor Andy Pratt from City University London, with the second the Review of Regulatory Framework for Creative Hubs in Vietnam, 2017, conducted by the Việt Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies.

The event will feature presentations by three creative centres, the Creative Lab by UP in Hà Nội, the Danang Business Incubator (DNES) in Đà Nẵng and Toa Tàu in HCM City.

There will also be a discussion on the role of creative centres in developing the creative economy.

The discussion will be facilitated by Hanoi Grapevine with panel members from the creative centre community, the British Council, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Việt Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies.

Hanoi Grapevine, a long-running online centre is an independent and not-for-profit online platform that aims to support the Vietnamese art scene by connecting local artists and art spaces with their audience.

In 2014, the platform was identified by the British Council as a pioneering virtual creative centre in Việt Nam.

Việt Nam’s first National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries to 2020, vision 2030 was ratified by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in September 2016.

The strategy outlines goals for developing cultural industries in Việt Nam, which is hoped to account for three per cent of GDP in 2020 and seven per cent in 2030.

For some sectors, high revenue targets are set for 2030 including US$3.2 billion for the advertising industry, $250 million for the film industry and $125 million for fine arts.

The report launching and discussion will take place from 2pm to 5pm at Hanoi Creativity City Building, No1 Lương Yên Street. The event is both by invitation and free for the public. Registration is available via emailing or phoning 0934630391. — VNS


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