|Nick Dodds has 30 years experience in festival management. The British Council will bring him to Hanoi to share his experiences in a series of lectures. (Photo: British Council)|
As well as Dodds’ lectures the British Council will provide practical experience for participants in cross-cultural events hosted by the Council.
BG’s Vice Director Simon Beardow told a press conference that the classes would cover areas such as financial mobilization and allocation, planning business strategy, audience development, art directing, and technical classes in lighting, sound and staging.
Dodds’ classes will be part of an ongoing project “Training skills in managing and organizing art festivals” presented by BG from 2010 to 2012. The program is supervised by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Dodds is also former chairman of the European International Festival and Events Association and has worked closely with the Edinburgh Festival Directors Frank Dunlop and Brian McMaster.
From 2000 to 2008, he worked as Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival.
He has an extensive network of festival and event producers across the world.