• key Vietnamese government leaders and decision-makers in arts and culture and other relevant fields
  • government administrators working in the culture sector
  • researchers, policy-makers and advisors in the culture sector from national and regional institutes
  • international organisations working in the culture sector in Vietnam
  • owners and managers of cultural and creative hubs
  • artists and creative practitioners
  • organisations and businesses with interest in developing creative industries in Vietnam. 

Linh Nga Nie Kdam

Linh Nga Nie Kdam is perhaps one of the most beloved artists of the Central Highlands region in Vietnam. Born to an Ede ethnic minority family in Dak Lak province, she has dedicated her life to preserving and telling people about the beauty of Central Highlands cultures. In 2015, Madame Linh Nga founded Tay Nguyen Centre for Rural Development.


Nguyen Thu Ha

Dr Nguyen Thu Ha has been a long-term staff member of the Vietnam National Institute for Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS). Dr. Ha was appointed Director of VICAS Art Studio in 2018, a position that facilitates her continuing support to the arts and cultural scene in Vietnam. 

Marc Cairns

Marc is a highly experienced creative practitioner working across a wide range of projects in the built environment. He is recognised for his contributions across the UK towards shaping places that have embedded quality design, strong community values and a broad sense of culture at their heart. 


Joshua NG

Joshua NG is a cultural producer and concept designer and currently works as project leader at STPLN in Malmo, Sweden. He has a background in journalism (magazine production) and international relations. His day-to-day work involves creative direction within the house, running the in-house arts residency programme and working with international collaborations.  

Angelica Villa

Angelica Villa is a graduate from University of Milan in Political Science. She has been working for two years at BASE Milano as a project manager with mainly local community development projects. Angelica also takes care of matters about the happiness of the organisation.