our campus ushers in a national development project of intangible cultural heritage
March 11 witnessed the opening ceremony on our campus of an artist training class, fully funded by National Arts Funds.
Director Shang Gang presided over this meeting, attended by officials and leaders from our provincial cultural administration commission, provincial arts and crafts development center, provincial folk artist society and its municipal counterpart as well as our university leaders.
On the list of national intangible culture heritage, such works of art have been created by our local minorities, using such materials as fish skin and birch tree barks. To save such craftsmanship from the verge of extinction, this workmanship training project is funded by National Arts Funds and implemented by our university.
This time around, our 4-month training scheme planned to recruit 30 trainees with priorities given to our minorities among in-service college art teachers and fine art practitioners. Course graduates will become artisans in great demand with both high moral and high professional standards.
Our training also integrates paper-cuttings, gourd carvings, and cloth-paste paintings.
Such training programs serve to re-vitalize these traditional folk art techniques so that these artistic creations would re-gain popularity among ordinary people, who will be impressed with our technical innovations.