Artists in residence programme at Mơ H’ra village, Gia Lai
Artists in residence programme at Mơ H’ra village, Gia Lai.  ©

British Council in Vietnam. Photo: Le Xuan Phong 

Background

Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth is a two-year pilot initiative, working in Colombia, Kenya, and Vietnam, exploring the use of cultural heritage for growth to benefit all levels of society. 

Cultural heritage in this context means many things, from the built environment through to 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.

We believe that when people engage with, learn from, value and promote their cultural heritage, it can contribute to both social and economic development. An inclusive way of working, that engages individuals at every level, can lead to economic growth and better social welfare. Heritage employed in this way can be a source of sustainability; a way to embed growth in the fabric of society and to celebrate the past in today’s evolving world.

For more information on the research and approach which forms the basis for this cross region, multi-national programme please visit www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/cultural-heritage

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). Launched in April 2018, the project seeks to create opportunities for communities across the country to contribute to, and benefit from, the safeguarding and reinvigoration 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

FAMLAB Fund will give £100,000 (approximately 3,000,000,000 dong) 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. 

We are inviting proposals for collaborative and creative projects which aim towards sustainable values and a long-term impact for contemporary arts and cultural practices, with a view to benefitting the heritage sector in Vietnam.  

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

Proposals of projects that will be considered for award of grant include:

  • Creation and presentation of music, film, video and cross-disciplinary works using music, film or video elements
  • Music and film archiving, especially the management, development and promotion of existing archives
  • Research and publication which will contribute towards further growth or sustainability in this area.

Grant value will be offered between £3,000–£10,000 (approximately 90,000,000 dong – 300,000,000 dong). 

How to apply

There will be four rounds for applications:

2018–2019: 

For projects that will happen between November 2018 and August 2019 

  • Enquiries: 1 September – 15 September.
  • Deadline for applications 15 October 2018.
  • Announcement of results will be no later than 15 November 2018.

For projects that will happen between January and October 2019. 

  • Enquiries: 1 October – 15 November.
  • Deadline for applications 15 December 2018. 
  • Announcement of results will be no later than 15 January 2019.

2019–2020:

For projects that will happen between June 2019 and March 2020.

  • Enquiries: 1 March– 15 April.
  • Deadline for applications 15 May 2019.
  • Announcement of results will be no later than 15 June 2019.

For projects that will happen between September 2019 and June 2020.

  • Enquiries: 1 June – 15 July.
  • Deadline for applications 15 August 2019.
  • Announcement of results will be no later than 15 September 2019.

To apply, please email your application package to vnarts@britishcouncil.org.vn by the above deadlines. Your application package should include:

  • a cover letter (no more than 1 A4 page) explaining your interest in Vietnam’s music/film heritage
  • a project plan using the template provided in Annex 1 (see link below)
  • a budget plan using the template provided in Annex 2 (see link below)
  • CV/portfolio of all project participants/contributors and at least three online links with information of your past creative works.

The language of the proposals can be either Vietnamese or English.

All sufficiently submitted applications will be considered for award of grant using the FAMLAB Fund Evaluation Guidelines in Annex 3.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with British Council Programme Managers before submitting a proposal.

Enquiries

All enquiries should be sent to:

Hong Pham
Programme Manager, Arts and Creative Industries
British Council
20 Thuy Khue
Hanoi
Vietnam
T +84 1800 1299 ext 1924
hong.pham@britishcouncil.org.vn 

Hung Tran
Programme Manager, Arts and Creative Industries
British Council 
20 Thuy Khue
Hanoi
Vietnam
T +84 1800 1299 ext 1929
hung.tran@britishcouncil.org.vn

We will endeavour to respond to your inquiries within three working days, and will also share responses with all other prospective applicants ahead of each application deadline.