Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design is a series of inspirational, informative events and diverse creative experiences initiated by RMIT University Vietnam for anyone interested in and passionate about creativity and design. The festival will take place from 7th to 22nd November 2020 in Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City, with multiple online events available for everyone.
The festival is an opportunity for creative organizations and individuals to connect and celebrate their unique talents and contributions to the creative culture. Festival program includes cultural heritage exploration tours, talks/seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and various online activities that allow anyone from anywhere to join. The festival also emphasizes on the message of creativity, cultural identity and resources of three major cities in Vietnam:
Hanoi — Creativity & Culture;
Hue — Creativity & Heritage;
Ho Chi Minh City — Creativity & Innovation.
By organizing a series of creative activities that opens to all, Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2020 actively contributes to the Vietnamese government’s objectives, consolidating its direction to explore the potential of culture in socio-economic development, with an aim to realize the National Strategy for the Development of Cultural Industries to 2020, vision 2030. Specifically, the festival helps to build a global brand for Vietnam and develop its local resources through establishing a “belt of creativity” — encouraging the expansion of UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Vietnam with events in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2020 continues on the success of Vietnam Festival of Media & Design 2019 which created an open and diverse platform with more than 35 events, 25 partners, attracted thousands of people from the cultural and creative field in Hanoi, created a significant impact on the media, drived collaboration, partnerships and projects among organizations and individuals in the cultural-creative sector.
Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2020 is organized by RMIT University Vietnam in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) and COLAB Vietnam and other partners including individuals, groups, organizations, enterprises in the creative industries, with Hanoi Grapevine as media partner.