President bestows People’s Artisan title on 62 folk artists hinh anh 1Ca tru (ceremony singing) artist Nguyen Phu De (R), one of the recipients of the People's Artisan title this time (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The President has issued Decision 356/QD-CTN bestowing the State title of People’s Artisan to 62 performers of folk arts to honour their outstanding contribution to preserving and developing the country’s intangible cultural heritage.

This is the first time the title of People’s Artisan has been presented to folk art performers.

Hanoi has the most folk artists honoured this time – seven, while Ho Chi Minh City has six.

The President also conferred the title posthumously to four Emeritus Artisans who had passed away.

Meanwhile, 561 other folk artists were honoured with the title Emeritus Artisans and nine late folk artists were granted the title posthumously.

The award of the titles People’s Artisan and Emeritus Artisan in the field of intangible cultural heritage is conducted every three years.   

In 2015, more than 600 outstanding performers of folk artists were awarded the title of Emeritus Artisan.-VNA