About Us

About Us

Hanoi Grapevine team at our 10th anniversary. Photo by Julie Vola

The Hanoi Grapevine team strongly believes that arts, music, and all other cultural forms of expression have the power to change the world by empowering humane feelings, spurring thinking, engagement and even action towards creating a better society for all mankind. 

Hanoi Grapevine is an independent and not-for-profit online platform that aims to support the Vietnamese art scene by connecting local artists, arts spaces and high quality event organisers with their audience. The platform was identified by the British Council as a pioneering and major virtual creative hub in Vietnam.


Hanoi Grapevine provides bilingual content in English and Vietnamese of high-quality art and culture events in the contemporary cultural landscape in Vietnam, together with art reviews, artist interviews, news of Vietnamese artists’ activities overseas, exhibition photos and introduction of indie films, as well as open calls for creative practitioners. We also provide addresses of cultural institutes and art spaces as well as artists’ websites and contacts.

We are expanding our services for art and culture people including public relations, media consultancy as well as research and education in the art and culture sector.


Hanoi Grapevine was founded in 2007 as a one-man blog on WordPress by artist Brian Ring. The name comes from an old saying in English – “I heard it through the grapevine” – which indicates that information is received informally, as that was how Brian knew of what was happening in the contemporary art scene in Hanoi back then.

Today Hanoi Grapevine is a reputable website and a reliable news source for tens of thousands of people with official information received from the event organizers.


Our vision is to become the number-one virtual information hub for artists and anyone who wants to learn about arts and culture in Vietnam. “Think Art-Culture-Vietnam? Think Grapevine!”


Hanoi Grapevine’s ongoing mission since its inception has always been to promote arts and culture in Vietnam and supporting independent artists and artistic movements. Through this main purpose, we introduce different art forms to audiences and encourage their creative thinking.


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Trailer credits:

Video – Almaz Media – Vincent Baumont and Isaak Lê
Music – Slo-Lo