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15 Jun 2010

Denmark-Vietnam Cultural Development and Exchange Fund


Website: http://www.ambhanoi.um.dk/

The Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) provides support to contemporary artists and cultural performances in Vietnam and to cultural exchange activities between Denmark and Vietnam.

Support may be given to projects with the objective of:

  • Presenting Danish culture in Vietnam for the purpose of enhancing and inspiring Vietnam’s arts and culture through development of partnerships between Danish and Vietnamese artists, and to stimulate mutual inspiration and exchange of experiences between artists from both countries.

  • Presenting Vietnamese culture to the Danish public for inspiration, enrichment and understanding and enhancing dialogue and tolerance through performance by Vietnamese artists in Denmark alone or with Danish participation.

  • Presenting events and festivals in Vietnam with an art development perspective by Vietnamese artists alone or with Danish participation.

For a full description of the CDEF, please refer to the links on the Website.

Eligible applicants
Danish as well as Vietnamese individuals or organisations may apply for support to projects. In cases where an individual or a group of individuals seek support, a CV along with relevant documents or material (for instance, copy of reviews, educational certificates, recording of previous productions on CD, DVD etc.) must be enclosed.

Closing dates for applications
It is possible to apply for support from CDEF three times a year:

15 January

15 June

15 September

See website for application guidelines and forms.


A second fund:  The Danish Vietnamese Regional and Ethnic Cultural Fund, was established in November 2006 with the objective of providing support to cultural diverse areas of Vietnam. The aim is to preserve the traditional culture, values and identities, especially amongst ethnic minorities.  Applicants must be a Vietnamese citizen or permanent resident of Vietnam.  This fund is separate from CDEF and has different guidelines and application procedures.

Further information on: The Danish Vietnamese Regional and Ethnic Cultural Fund