OUR WORK: Dam Dos Grants

PROGRAM: Arts Development & Knowledge, Networks & Policy
AIMED AT: Artists, students, arts professionals, researchers, community groups


Dam Dos Grant was created to give financial support to Cambodian artists, and culture and arts professional to work on their creative piece and to build their artistic skill by joining in workshop both in and outside Cambodia. We want to create opportunities for groups and individuals to advance the Cambodian arts and culture sector, especially for those who have not had access to similar opportunities before. Dam Dos Grant divides into two different grant Dam Dos Project Grant and Dam Dos Mobility Grant.

Dam Dos Project Grant

Our Dam Dos (‘Plant and Grow’) project grants aim to give artists, musicians, arts teachers, students or others working in the arts and culture sector, researchers, or arts community the opportunity to develop new and creative projects,community project, endangered music research and research project on Cambodian culture and arts. We want to create opportunities for groups and individuals to advance the Cambodian arts and culture sector, especially for those who have not had access to similar opportunities before.

The application will open until31 Octorber 2021.

For more details, please contact chandaly@cambodianlivingarts.org / 086 895 556

Ponlok Grant

The Ponlok Grant is now open from August to 31 December 2021. Due to COVID, Ponlok Grant is adapted to provide small grants for artists and others working in the arts and culture sector to improve their skills and self-care by organising trainings, workshops, group discussions on topics related to arts and culture and self-care during the pandemic. The grant is up to 500USD. The applications shall be reviewed at the end of each month.

For more details, please contact grants@cambodianlivingarts.org / 012 432 201

Dam Dos Project Based

Dam Dos Project Grant

Our Dam Dos Project Grant supports artists and others working in the arts and culture sector the opportunity to develop new and creative projects. We open opportunity for community arts project and research project about culture and arts. All arts form are able to apply including performing arts, visual arts, film, architecture .etc.

Dam Dos Endangered Music Research

We are please to launched a new grant for Endangered Music Research for artists and people working in the arts and culture.It is under a corporation between Dam Dos Project Grant and the Khmer Magic Music Bus which its mission is to take traditional music to villages all around in Cambodia, especially in rural areas where performing arts are often hard to find. This grant supports project researching endangered music in Cambodia (that could be ensemble, instruments, music and/or lyric).

The application will open from1st August 2021until31 Octorber 2021.

For more details, please contact chandaly@cambodianlivingarts.org / 086 895 556

Dam Dos Mobility Grant 

The Grant now is open all year round! Dam Dos Mobility Grant help artists and others working in the arts and culture sector to improve their skills through joining training, workshops, conferences, research trip, and residencies related to Cambodian arts and culture and it is based in Cambodia. The grant is up to 500USD.

This grant is temporary close due to the spread of Covid-19.

For more details, please contact sakun@cambodianlivingarts.org / 012 432 201

Women, people with disability and underrepresented community are strongly encourage to apply!

Meet our Dam Dos Grantees

Dam Dos Project Grantees 2021


KEO Sreypheak– is a painter who is passionate about the visual arts and performing arts. As a strong advocate for environmental protection and women’s empowerment, Sreypheak uses the arts as a mean to address and cope with social issues.

Project: Build a training course for women in the arts and sustainability.
Sreypheak works with specialized trainers to provide capacity building courses for an all-women music troupe in Siem Reap. The course focuses on team planning, development and creativity, and problem solving as a team leader. Her goal is to encourage the participation of women in the arts.


LEB Ke – was born in 1980 in Kampong Tralach district, Kampong Chhnang province. He is a founder of Cham Unicode fonts, Cham curriculum developer, a researcher of Austronesian linguistics and Cham culture in Cambodia. Currently, he is a master candidate at Royal University of Phnom Penh. He has done many publications such as: Cham Textbook, Cham Folktales and Cham Poem.

Project: Compilation of ancient Cham poems
Tampor and Kak Vang are Cham poems which could be treated as a rare to have any Cham in Cambodia could cite in these days. the fancy of Rhyme is in sleep in the hanging bag in the owner house due they are preserving them since their ancestor. The project would bring them back to make accessibility for Cham as well as poem lover and then there will be advantage to Cambodian culture.


MAN Chantha – is a Kreung artist and troupe leader in her Kreung community in Ochum village, Ochum district, Rattanakiri province.

Project: Commemoration and Celebration of Kreung Communities Traditions will bring together 10 groups of Kreung communities in Ratanakkiri province to commemorate and celebrate their arts and culture by showcasing their traditions and new creations to the public as well as to open up a space for conversation among them. The 10 Kreung communities is from nine different villages.


MAO Sovandy– is a former staff member of the Department of Culture and Fine Arts in Kampong Thom Province. Now retired, he currently serves as an Assistant to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts based in Kompong Thom, a post he has held since 2020. Sovandy is passionate about supporting community arts clubs, and has helped forms 13 clubs across Kompong Thom Province. He has also won several awards from national literary and poem competitions.

Project: Establish a Dance Arts Club in Boeung Lvea Village in Kampong Thom Province
This community youth arts club aims to train the next generation of young people in Kampong Thom Province in Folk and Classical dance, and teach them the values of their arts and culture. The youth arts club is located in Boeung Lvea commune, which comprises 9 villages with 40 young people between the ages of 8 to 18. The club is strongly supported by the community for its long-term sustainability.


MECH Sereyrath – received her bachelor’s degree in media management from the Department of Media and Communications at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2018, where she developed her skills in photography and filmmaking. “I wish to document, through visual expression, untold stories and overlooked beauty in daily life, and to make meaning out of it, as the arts are there to free one’s soul. I do not see myself as just a Cambodian woman photographer, but as someone who holds responsibility for this generation and future generations.

Project: Small School, Big Heart
is a short documentary film project initiated by MECH Sereyrath, Choulay and Sokleng to raise awareness about social discrimination toward people with mental disability and physical challenges in Cambodia. This film also aims to showcase inclusivity in schools as a model for fighting against social discrimination toward those who are marginalized and vulnerable.


SOY Chanborey– is currently a vice president of Lakhaon Khaol Youth of Cambodia and a civil servant at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, which he has served in since 2016. He graduated in 2015 from the Royal University of Fine Arts, majoring in Lakhaon Khoal. As a contemporary dancer, choreographer and Lakhaon Khaol artist, he has worked on a number of national and international projects. Presently, he is also a member of the SilverBell dance troupe and is involved in researching and documenting Cambodian classical dance (Lakhaon Khaol).

Project: Contemporary Dance: Blood on Water
Blood on Water [working-title]” is a new piece that tells the stories of the lives of Cambodian women, centering on their strengths and depicting the challenges that they have encountered and overcome. The piece will feature stories from women who work both in and outside the arts sector.

Dam Dos Project Grantees 2020


VA Bophary

Researcher and Lecturer


Translate on the book of Pithi Sampeaskru of Mohaori Music


CHAN Vitharin

Lecturer at Royal University of Fine Arts,

faculty of fine/visual arts


Publish a book in Printmaking Art


RY Monisovanya

Designer and artist


Street art performance with photos on

Women empowerment project

“Rice and Rights”


AN Pagna

Lecturer in Theater

at Royal University of Fine Arts


Choreograph a theater called

“Darkness in the Sun”

Dam Dos Project Grantees 2019

Dam Dos Mobility Grantees 2019


SOUS Sinath

Director of HR at PPSE & Community Engagement


2019 Arts and Environment Festival



Graduate from faculty of Fine Arts

at Royal University of Fine Arts


Print Making Arts in Cambodia


PHAL Youphea

Graphic Designer


Create Animation for protection

for all wildlife called






International Children’s Content Right Fair, Thailand



Arts Manager


The Arts for Goods Fellowship Program, Singapore





Internal Literature Festival, Nepal


HANH Sokharo

Independent producer & filmmaker


film script of Memories of river


NANG Yanna

Project coordinator

at Sovannaphum Association


Research and document of wood puppets of Cambodia

Dam Dos Project Grantees 2018

Dam Dos Mobility Grantees 2018


SAO Sreymao

Digital Photography


Digital sketch on photography & installation

“Under Water”


SIV Serey



Photography under the theme of

“Language Barrier”


CHHIT Chanpireak

Co-founder and Director of Lakhon Komnit Organization


Script researching and writing for a

theater called “Oknha Chaktorongyos”



Visual Artist


The Mekong Contemporary Art Workshop, Thailand





Wathann Film Festival, Myanmar





Imagining ASEAN Workshop (Puppetry), Singapore


YENG Chheangly



Translate the poetry

“Hearing the voice of ASEAN, Struggle of the Nations”

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