OUR WORK: Arn Chorn-Pond Livng Arts Scholarship

PROGRAM: Arts Development
AIMED AT: People studying or working in the arts sector


The Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholarship helps talented people to pursue careers in the arts. The program helps students to develop skills in leadership, financial management, and career planning, and provides bursaries to help cover training fees and expenses.

Scholarships are open to arts students and artists who show talent and motivation to increase their expertise – with priority given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Around 110 students has been awarded since we started our Arn Chorn Pond Scholarship Program. Last year 10 students was awarded. They applied for scholarship to support their studying both artistic and non-artistic skill. 10 new scholarship students were awarded this year!!!


2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Arn-Chorn Pond Living Arts Scholarship Program. Since 2011, the program has supported over 100 people with scholarships, consisting of financial support to be used towards training related to their (future) career in the arts, and pastoral support for personal and professional development during the scholarship period.

At this anniversary milestone, CLA would like to commission an independent review of the program, in order to assess the impact of the program so far and to receive recommendations on how to further improve or adapt the program for the current and future context of emerging artists and cultural workers in Cambodia.

Application opens until 21 July 2021

For further assistance, please contact our team at 010 941 224orsormanak@cambodianlivingarts.org from Mon-Fri (8am-5.30pm).

Download detail information of the call for proposal


Following the selection process, new scholarships will be awarded in September 2021. To apply, please download the information sheet and application form the box below and submit to sormanak@cambodianlivingarts.orgor Facebook Message En Sormanak

Or get the application from Cambodian Living Arts office in Phnom Penh: #128G9, Sothearos Blvd, Sangkat Tonle Basak, Khan Chamkarmorn

Women, people with disabilities, people from ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented groups or communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application opens until 31 May 2021

For further assistance, please contact our team at 010 941 224 or sormanak@cambodianlivingarts.org from Mon-Fri (8am-5.30pm).



DOY Pech Tina

Tina is studying architecture in 5th year at Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. She applies for scholarship to study general English as it will enable her to pursue her PhD abroad. This scholarship will also particularly prepare her to develop leadership skill which is very crucial in the architectural field.


LIM Dara

Dara is a freelance writer based in Phnom Penh and applies for scholarship to study animation as his goal is to be a skillful illustrator and animator who is able to compete in local and global market. He will use his writing skill in creating story for animation. He believes that he will be one of driving forces in developing this sector.


ROCHOM Saroeun

Saroeun is an officer at Department of Information, from Jarai community in Ratanakiri province. He is also a songwriter and a singer. He got scholarship to finish his final year in bachelor degree of Management. This opportunity will help him to improve his skill in culture and arts management. More importantly, his vision is to see art sector is widely supported, especially ethnic minorities’ arts and culture.


LONG Rathanathorng

Thorng is an independent graphic designer, based in Battambang. She got a scholarship to study her bachelor degree in Management to fulfill her dream of being an art director in a Product Creative Company and to have her own creative arts studio. She also plans to have an association to help old people by selling arts work and inspires young generation to understand values of arts and culture.


NOV Sreyleab

Sreyleab is a spoken theater artist, based in Battambang. She applies for scholarship to study English and computer. Her vision is to see spoken theater becomes popular and is valued as a meaningful art and uplift better life by educating people in community. To achieve this vision, Sreyleab needs to improve her non-artistic skills in English and computer to practice her works effectively.


SORN Soran

Soran is a shadow puppet theater artist, skilled in sculpture, and an art manager. Born in Siem Reap, now he moves to live in Phnom Penh. He experienced in coordinating and leading arts activities such as leading young artists in writing, choreography and organizing shadow puppet theater workshop. He applies for scholarship to study general English to develop his communication, general knowledge, management, research and promotion of arts and culture.


SOU Oudom

Oudom is a year fourth student at Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. He got scholarship to study computer skill in order to enhance his architecture skill as he always commits and aims to be an architect who can carry the legacy and value of Khmer architecture by integrating to be new architecture which still preserve and promote values of arts and culture.

Thorn Sreynith

THORN Sreynith

Sreynith studies architecture at Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. She applies to study general English to build her English language skills and support her study research in Architecture by researching more both classical and modern architecture that reflect Cambodian arts and culture.


MEAN Sovanna

Sovanna is a classical dancer and working at Department of Performing Arts of The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. Sovanna applies for scholarship to study French. Most of the culture and arts documents are written in French, so this scholarship is very supportive to improve her French language in translating and reading, and it will be more convenient for her in researching about Cambodian culture and arts history.


VAN Chhovorn

Chhovorn is a painter and wood sculptor, based in Battambang. Although he already becomes an artist, he still see himself need more improvement. That’s why he applies for scholarship to upgrade his painting and sculpture from an experienced artists. This will help him to be a professional artist and contribute to society by showcasting his good messages and values artworks.

From the students:

“I am always passionate to attend scholarship meetings because I can learn new things, build my self-confidence, and strengthen the relationships with my friends”

KHEM Sok Srey Mean, Painting student

“My speaking skills and self-confidence have improved very much through the trainings and workshops by CLA.”

SGNOUN Kavey Sereyroth, Pin student

“I am more confident to share my ideas and am motivated to join educational events to improve both my general and artistic knowledge and skills”

EL Huyno, Painting student

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