Tran Nguyen (Nguyen)
Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi
Community engaged arts, Contemporary visual arts, Creative Industries/ cultural+ social business, Journalism, Literature/poetry/ storytelling
Artist (writer/performer/filmmaker/visual artist etc), Educator / Facilitator, Policy/ research, Production management
Capacity building for arts sector, Economic opportunity, Healing / Wellbeing, Occupational skill / vocational training
Barefoot Ventures, Fulbright University Vietnam, 289e
Based in Vietnam, Nguyen heads Barefoot Ventures' endeavor to connect and support creative businesses in Vietnam with the goal of bridging the gaps in the current industry. Nguyen worked as a teaching assistant in Arts & Media Studies at Fulbright University Vietnam and was a leader of various student-led projects before founding Barefoot Ventures. Prior to that, Nguyen worked at 289e Art Bar, a non-profit in HCMC dedicated to providing a platform for underground artists. Nguyen has an unchanged passion for social impacts that leads to their involvements in different organizations whose missions are to create positive impacts in communities. They are currently an undergraduate at Fulbright University Vietnam planning to major in Public Policy and Neuroscience.