Vietnam/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.3 Grants, awards, scholarships

Annually, the state spends some budgets to support the creation and dissemination of literature and art works, press, architecture, film scripts and folklore. These budgets are allocated by the government through literature and art associations. The state also encourages enterprises to contribute to investments in building art works.

In Vietnam, the Hồ Chí Minh Award, the State Award for Literature and the Arts and the title of People’s Artist and Meritorious Artist are noble prizes, recognising the writers and artists’ important contributions to the country’s cultural development. The system of title and award was set up by the ordinance number 16/LCT/HĐNN dated 4 June 1985 of the State Council on the regulation on Hồ Chí Minh award and State award and Decree 252-CP dated 12 June 1981 of the State Council on the regulation of artist’s titles. It is included as follow:

Hồ Chí Minh award for literature and the arts is a title of Vietnam to honour scientific and technical works, and excellent work of education, literature and arts. It is the first noble award of Vietnam. This award is usually announced every five years on the National Day, 2 September.

The State Award for Literature and the Arts is the national title to honour excellent work of education, literature and arts. It is lower in rank than the Hồ Chí Minh award, and announced every two years on the National Day, 2 September.

People’s Artist and Meritorious Artist titles are awarded for exceptional achievements in the arts. The title of People’s Artist is higher than the title of Meritorious Artist. The title of People’s Artist is usually for artists working in the area for more than twenty years.


Chapter published: 30-11-2013


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