Call for Participants: Vietnam Scoping Programme for UK Producers and Artists

The British Council is delighted to be offering the opportunity for six UK-based practitioners to participate in a Research and Development Tour in Vietnam in June 2019 (provisional dates 24 June to 1 July).

This research and development tour aims to broker connections between arts organisations and practitioners from the UK and Vietnam towards future collaborations.


Eligibility for this opportunity

We are looking for UK-based arts practitioners, producers and organisations who:

  • Work in the UK arts and culture scene with a focus in music, film or multi-disciplinary practices
  • Have an independent capacity to develop, fundraise, realise and produce future projects
  • Can outline a motivation or interest in exploring the histories and contemporary developments associated with various forms and expressions of Vietnamese music, film or archiving
  • Have a strong interest in developing collaborative projects with Vietnam-based practitioners and organisations, towards developing long-term connections between the two scenes
  • Have a track record of producing high quality collaborative artistic projects or work.

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Participate in all core meetings, the itinerary for which to be arranged and confirmed with input from the applicants and the British Council's Vietnam team
  • Write a short post-tour report on their experience

The British Council will arrange and cover return economy flights to Vietnam, accommodation during the R&D trip, visas (if applicable), local travel and subsistence costs.


How to apply for this opportunity

To apply, please send over a CV and work portfolio of the applicant to along with a maximum of 500 words explaining:

  • Why you are interested in the R&D tour in Vietnam
  • Your ideas and proposals for the R&D tour

The deadline for applications is the 10 May 2019. If you are shortlisted we will let you know by 17 May 2019 to arrange a Skype interview.


Heritage of Future Past

This opportunity forms part of the on-going Vietnam initiative Heritage of Future Past – a two-year project that seeks to engage with Vietnam’s heritage in music and film, through contemporary and cross-disciplinary mediums, and is delivered through the British Council’s Culture and Development strand consisting of two interconnected elements: community-level activities and FAMLAB (Film, Archive and Music Lab).