FAMLAB Fund 2018

We’re delighted to announce the opening of a FAMLAB fund (Film, Archive and Music Lab), which will award £100,000 over the next two years to support music and film projects which delve deep into Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage.

The fund is open to Vietnam and UK-based practitioners (or groups of practitioners), initiatives and organisations of any creative or artistic discipline. There will be four opportunities to apply for funding between September 2018 and August 2019 and you can find further details, including how to apply, towards the bottom of this page.

We will fund collaborative and sustainable creative projects that can deliver long-term benefits for contemporary arts and demonstrate innovative new ways of interacting with audiences including:

  • creation and presentation of music, film, video and cross-disciplinary works using music, film or video elements
  • projects that work with the the management, development and promotion of existing music and film archives
  • research and publication which will contribute towards further growth or sustainability in this area

 

Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth

The FAMLAB fund is part of Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth, a two-year pilot programme from the British Council, working in Columbia, Kenya, and Vietnam, which is exploring the use of cultural heritage as a way to benefit all levels of society.

In Vietnam, through engaging with the country’s music and film heritage elements, 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.

Project activities focus on research, documentation, conservation, training and skills development, experimentation and innovation, advocacy, policy and community dialogues, and support of the re-imagination and revitalisation of cultural heritage elements via contemporary practices.

 

What is FAMLAB?

FAMLAB has its roots in a British Council film and music programme that began with a Film, Archive and Music Lab week in the UK in 2016 and saw 16 musicians and creative producers take part in a range of events and knowledge-sharing activities at venues including London’s BFI (British Film Institute) and Manchester’s HOME. The programme has continued to develop in the years since with particular focus on how music can meet film, gaming and other visual media to produce some of the world’s most innovative and exciting new artwork, often making use of fascinating archive material to tell new stories.

 

Key dates for the FAMLAB Fund

There will be four calls for applications:

2018 – 2019

  • Apply between 1 September and 15 October 2018 for projects that will happen between November 2018 and August 2019 (9 months). Enquiry period ends on 15 September 2018. Announcement of results will be no later than 15 November 2018
  • Apply between 1 November and 15 December 2018 for projects that will happen between January and October 2019 (9 months). Enquiry period ends on 15 November 2018. Announcement of results will be no later than 15 January 2019

2019 – 2020

  • Apply between 1 April and 15 May 2019 for projects that will happen between June 2019 and March 2020 (9 months). Enquiry period ends on 15 April 2018Announcement of results will be no later than 15 June 2019
  • Apply between 1 July and 15 August 2019 for projects that will happen between September 2019 and June 2020 (9 months). Enquiry period ends on 15 July 2019. Announcement of results will be no later than 15 September 2019

 

How to apply for the FAMLAB Fund

To apply, please email your application to vnarts@britishcouncil.org.vn by the deadline for each round as set out above. 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
  • A budget plan using the template provided in Annex 2
  • CV/portfolio of all project participants/contributors and at least three online links with information of your past creative works
  • All sufficiently submitted applications will be considered for award of grant using the FAMLAB Fund Evaluation Guidelines in Annex 3

 

Enquiries about the FAMLAB Fund

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 enquiries within three working days and will also share responses with all other prospective applicants ahead of each application deadline.