Master plan for visual arts development toward 2020, vision 2030 (Prime Minister’s Decision 1253/QĐ-TTg dated 25 July 2014)
The objective of the plan is to improve the national system of training centres, complete the technical infrastructure, priotize the development of human resources (pupils, students, creative individuals such as artists, sculptors, teaching staff and researchers, critics and curators, management staff of visual arts, etc.); develop arts, motivate the creation of applied art designs and products to satisfy the demand of consumption and export.
The main features of the Master plan for visual arts development toward 2020, vision 2030 include the formulation of a system of solutions throughout the value chain of artistic activities in Viet Nam from creation, production, distribution and enjoyment of art works. The solutions focus on: Building and enhancing the system of legal documents on arts with a view to motivating artists’ creativity, honouring artisans and applied art designers; Improving expertise, management, research, and sales of works of art as well as renovating art training cirricula in many universities and colleges so as to approach the regional and international levels, and having appropriate remuneration for talented artists and sculptors; Investing in facilities and strengthening the socialization in the creation and production of art works; Intensifying research and applying scientific and technological advances in the creation, production, distribution and consumption of art products.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy that the master plan mentioned the market development policy for Vietnamese fine arts through the supplement of legal documents necessary for the formation of a true art market in the country, at the same time, increasing the number and improving capability of curators and art work auction organisations. In addition, the master plan also aims at formulating art development programmes and projects in connection with arts, and improving their application and art product consumption.
- Developing human resources: Buiding and improving national art training facilities in 3 art centres in the North, Central and South Viet Nam; developing visual art teams with expertise and capability; by 2020 there are high level curators in all the regional art centres; by 2020 municipal and provincial Departments of Culture can employ sufficient management staff of arts and literature, inclusive of visual arts.
- Investing in the construction of facilities and assisting art creation: by 2020, 4 museums will be built, 2 of which develop audiences for contemporary arts in 3 important economic regions. By 2030, 100% of all cities and provinces will have professional galleries.
- Promoting the traditional visual arts: By 2020, 100% cities and provinces will have completed the investigation, inventory, evaluation of handicraft artisans; traditional visual art professions and villages.
- Developing contemporary visual arts: By 2020, the national centre for restoration of art works and art work assessment and auction centre[T1] will be opened; The formulation of mechanisms for the development of various contemporary art forms will also be completed.
- Developing the art market: Ensuring the stipulation and implementation of legal documents necessary for the formation of the art market. Developing the capacity and expertise of curators and establishing art work auction organisations.
- Educating and disseminating visual arts: Secondary schools will reform their fine art education programmes toward internationally benchmarked approaches to art education (inclusive of the contemporary arts).
- Socializing and cooperating to develop visual art: Localities strengthen the task of socialization in the field of visual art. By 2020, expected to open one to two more non-public visual art museums or museums on traditional professional villages. By 2030, expected to open two to three non-public museums. Public fine art museums gradually raise income as well as capability in self-finance.