What We Stand For

Our Belief

We believe arts are at the heart of a vital society.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a catalyst in a vibrant arts sector, inspiring new generations.

Our Vision

We envision the arts and cultural expression as essential to a thriving future for Cambodia.

A Word From Our Programs Director

YON Sokhorn, Program Director

When I started with CLA in 2012, I feel blessed to be able to accompany the master artists to impart their knowledge to the next generation of passionate artists, and this has been a core of our work for almost a decade. Later, I really enjoy working at CLA when we start planning the career development programs to support the artists and cultural practitioners to sustain their works and enable them to tell their stories of present Cambodian society through their creativity and expressions.

“Working with artists is a privilege and I’ve never been prouder than this through CLA’s work and my personal mission.”

Currently, we have provided more and more grants than we do in the past which reflects our evolving role and work as a grantmaker. It is very challenging to provide more and more funding because we have to be accountable for all the requirements and ensure transparency while accompanying the artists through this administration. It’s not common in Cambodia to have local grants for the arts and culture. Simply put, it is not only new to the artists, but also to CLA while we learn by doing, and keep improving through time.

As a personal reflection of my 10-year journey in this sector and despite the pandemic, I still continue to see more emerging talents, energy, leadership, and grassroots initiatives who are indeed of this investment and the key players to sustain the arts ecosystem in the long run. This makes me so optimistic about what CLA is doing now because we are able to plan ahead of time and play a crucial role to fulfill the gap in the sector.

Latest News

  • Job opportunity “Grants Program Coordinator”
    Job opportunity “Grants Program Coordinator” As a Grants Program Coordinator, he/she will play a pivotal role in coordinating the grants program of our organization, encompassing the Dam Dos Project Grant, Mobility Grant, Thrive […]
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  • Open Call for Dam Dos Project Grant
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  • Talk “Seeking Funding”
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  • Dam Dos Project Grantees 2022
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  • Dam Dos Project Grantees 2021
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  • Dam Dos Project Grantees 2020
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  • Dam Dos Project Grantees 2019
    SOUS SinathDirector of HR at PPSE & Community Engagement2019 Arts and Environment Festival SRUN RidaGraduate from faculty of Fine Arts at Royal University of Fine ArtsPrint Making Arts in Cambodia PHAL YoupheaGraphic DesignerCreate […]
  • Dam Dos Project Grantees 2018
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