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Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF)

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 that have 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 CDEF Component Document and the Guideline for CDEF.

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
The last CDEF Board meeting were held November 26, 2015.

For more information about CDEF, guidelines and application form, please download:


Kim Quy

Cultural Officer

[email protected]