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Creative hubs for a thriving creative economy in Vietnam

The British Council in partnership with the Hanoi Grapevine and Creative Lab by UP will jointly launch a report and host a discussion on the role of creative hubs in Vietnam in developing a thriving creative economy.

The event will be from 14.00 - 17.00 on 1 August 2017 at the capital city’s latest creative hub – the Creative Lab by UP at the Hanoi Creative City Building, No.1 Luong Yen, Hanoi.

The session will present two research reports, both commissioned by the British Council as part of a series of actions in support of the development and sustainable operations of creative hubs in Vietnam. 

The first report is the Creative Hubs: Experience from Europe, Lessons for Vietnam, 2016 by Professor Andy Pratt from City University London. 

The second report is the Review of Regulatory Framework for Creative Hubs in Vietnam, 2017, recently conducted by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies.

The event will feature introductory presentations by three creative hubs, the Creative Lab by UP in Hanoi, the Danang Business Incubator (DNES) in Da Nang, and Toa Tau in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Following this will be a discussion on the role of creative hubs in developing the creative economy in Vietnam. 

The discussion will be facilitated by Hanoi Grapevine, a long-running online hub, with panel members from the hub community, the British Council, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies. 

This discussion will present an opportunity for all participants to share their views about the sustainability of creative hubs in Vietnam and how creative hubs can contribute to the development of the creative economy.

Source: British Council