Vietnam could churn out hundreds of outstanding artists next decade as two plans to spot and train talent abroad were recently approved by the government.
The plans, to train “talented artists” by 2025 and “personnel in cultural and artistic fields” by 2030, will begin to be implemented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism next year.
Under the first plan, painters, actors, writers, musicians, dancers, and circus performers will be trained.
Students from cultural and artistic schools around the country will be picked and 355 will be sent abroad for short-term courses, competitions, festivals, etc.
The second plan aims to train artists in areas that are weak or unavailable in Vietnam: like film direction, cinematography and antique restoration.
Students and artists with good school records, titles and awards will be chosen.
In all, 930 artists will be trained in countries including Russia, China, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, and South Korea.
They will have to return to work in Vietnam.
The ministry did not reveal the estimated cost.