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Youth Fine Arts Festival 2024 encourages new talent, creativity

The work 'Lũ Thượng Nguồn 2' (Upstream Flood 2) won first prize at the 6th Youth Fine Arts Festival in 2022. Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Seventh Youth Fine Arts Festival - one of the important cultural and artistic activities to be held this year in Hà Nội, will encourage new talent and creativity of young artists nationwide, according to organisers.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched the festival assigning the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition (DFAPE) in coordination with relevant units and organisations to host the event which is expected to take place in December.

DFAPE Director Mã Thế Anh said the festival is a practical 'playground', creating conditions for artists to exchange experiences, learn, announce and promote their works.

The event also provides an opportunity for authors, particularly the young, to reflect their artistic labour process and express their own perspectives on contemporary life and creativity, he said.

Speaking at a launching ceremony held last week, Deputy Minister Tạ Quang Đông, head of the festival's steering board, said the event which is held every two years, demonstrated the Party and State's interest and support for Vietnamese fine arts and young painters, sculptors and artists.

The culture ministry ceremony in Hà Nội to launch the seventh Youth Fine Arts Festival. Photo 

The 7th Youth Fine Arts Festival, one of the important cultural and artistic activities in 2024, aims to review and highlight creative work process of the young authors ages between 18 and 35, and honour their outstanding typical works created from 2022-24.

Đông said: "This is also a cultural event that can meet the people's increasing demands for spiritual life and fine arts enjoyment, contributing to boost socio-economic development and creating chance for cultural experience exchange.

"It can reflect the difficulties, advantages, perspectives, and view of young Vietnamese painters, sculptors and artists in their artistic creation process."

The orientation to encourage artists to participate in the festival is their young character in artistic creativity, according to Đông.

The deputy culture minister added: "Contemporary art forms such as installation, performance and video art are currently developing strongly, attracting the attention and creativity of young artists. The steering board and organisers hope many works of those types of art will join this year's event."

He requested units, artists, press agencies and art lovers throughout the country to actively to participate in, support and respond to the event so that it can achieve best results. He urged the DFAPE to widely promote the festival among the artists community. 

The festival offers a chance for all Vietnamese painters, sculptors and artists living in the country and abroad, aged 18 to 35 to showcase their works on free creative topics.

Artistic works that are humane, good-minded, positively reflecting contemporary social life or about the country's historical figures are encouraged to joint the event. They should not violate the Article 8 of the Government's Decree 113/2013 NĐ-CP on fine arts activities and others relevant laws including those on copyright and intellectual property. 

The organising committee plans to award three first, six second, nine third and 10 Consolation prizes for excellent works. In addition, they also award two prizes for graduation projects from art university around Việt Nam.

Each author is allowed to submit three newly created works/a set of works within the 2022 - 2024 period that have not been submitted to any fine art events organised nationwide by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Entries should be sent to Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition on 3rd floor, 38 Cao Bá Quát Street, Hà Nội by August via email:

The arts council and judges of the festival will include prominent Vietnamese artists, sculptors, experts, theoretical critics and art and culture managers. — VNS

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