Cultural and Creative Hubs Viet Nam is a three-year project co-funded by the European Union and the British Council, and implemented by the British Council in partnership with the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) between 2018 and 2021. Cultural and Creative Hubs Viet Nam project implemented a series of activities focused around a network of local organisations actively engaged with practitioners and audiences in the field of arts, culture and creativity. Culture is an enabler and driver of sustainable development, a way of engaging communities in shaping our shared future and supporting open, inclusive and stable societies. Artistic and cultural approaches empower diverse groups to participate in cross-cultural dialogue, creative and collective problem-solving as well as capacity building. Culture also provides tools and spaces for creative expression and gives voice to individuals to raise awareness, build solidarity and encourage change.

This project book has marked the closing of this project and has been developed in collaboration with the people and organisations who have been integral to the growth and success of the Cultural and Creative Hubs Viet Nam community. It will take you on the three-year journey of the project through the stories, figures and pictures which are contributed by the participating organisations, collectives and individuals. You will learn about the many changes that they have created together over the last three years and their confidence in moving forward together towards a shared future.