Ambassador John Nielsen, who is also Chairman of the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), on 9 January 2014 hosted an introductory workshop in HCMC on CDEF. CDEF provides support to contemporary artists and cultural performances in Vietnam and to cultural exchange activities between Denmark and Vietnam. “Culture and art is a vital part of our strong partnership with Vietnam” said ambassador John Nielsen at the workshop where there was a great turnout of both artists and press.
The total budget for the Danish Embassy’s cultural programme is more than 3 million USD. “The art scene in Vietnam is developing fast these years. To me it is important, that our support to cultural events has an outreach, in terms of cultural areas and trends, and in terms of reaching artist in all corners of Vietnam” ambassador John Nielsen stressed at the workshop. Next deadline for applications to CDEF is expected to be mid-March 2014. You can find more information about CDEF on the Danish Embassy’s website and you can find an article on the workshop in the Thao Van Hoa.
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam