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 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).