British Council helps improve festival management
Update: Jun 10, 2010
A training course on festival management and organisation, the second of its kind organised by the British Council in Vietnam, will be held in the ancient imperial city of Hue from June 10-13.

The course is designed for festival organisers, cultural administrator and artists from potential provinces and cities such as Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh cities and Quang Nam, Danang and Binh Thuan provinces.

Trainees and art experts from the UK and Indonesia will discuss how to prepare and organise an art festival and the development trend of contemporary art festival.

The course is part of a project on training art festival management and organisation skills carried out by the British Council and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism from 2010 to 2012. It aims to increase art management skills for Vietnamese partners, promote cultural exchange, paving the way for cooperation programmes on festival organisation between the two countries.

The project includes training courses on managing and organising festivals and cultural events to introduce the English and Vietnamese contemporary arts to the public.

The first course was held in Hanoi in March, 2010 with the participation of 25 Vietnamese cultural and festival organisers and administrators.