• Impact of the Scholarship Program after 10 years

    Impact of the Scholarship Program after 10 years

    2021 was the 10th anniversary of the Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts scholarship program. We used the chance to reflect and review the impact of the program on the 120+ students it has supported so far. We are now pleased to release a report sharing the results and some of their stories “I do not have […]

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  • Cultural Season 2023 “Your Kind, Our Kind”
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    Cultural Season 2023 “Your Kind, Our Kind”

    CLA has been running a regular Cultural Season since 2018, with a series of performances, workshops, exhibitions, and talks presented over 2-3 months in Phnom Penh and provinces. The season will be held in Phnom Penh in February and March. Some works will be invited to go on a province tour during the rest of […]

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  • Cambodia Plugged Back In

    Cambodia Plugged Back In

    As the world is picking up where it left off by the drawn-out Covid-19 pandemic, many people have reacquainted themselves with favourite faces. And it comes in many ways for Cambodians, whether it’s attending a wedding reception, visiting hometown to see elder relatives, taking a friendship trip, meeting up at art galleries, or just a […]

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  • Cultural Season – Behind the Scenes

    Cultural Season – Behind the Scenes

    “The term curator is quite new to me. Among my fellow classical dancers, we didn’t know about that before. We thought curator only applies to the visual artists and those who curate the photo galleries or paintings exhibitions. And curatorial concept hasn’t been common with performing art practitioners in Cambodia.” Serei Vankosoan, CLA Curatorial Fellow […]

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  • Looking Back on 15 Years Supporting Cambodia

    Looking Back on 15 Years Supporting Cambodia

    In December 2021, CLA Executive Director Phloeun PRIM sat down with CLA supporter Dana White for a recorded conversation during a recent trip to the US. Dana reflected on his longtime involvement with CLA and why his experience in Cambodia—spanning five trips that date as far back as 2004—has been so meaningful. Below are excerpts […]

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  • Reflections for the Future: The third decade of CLA

    Reflections for the Future: The third decade of CLA

    Dear Friends, In the first decade of the 2000s, arts development in Cambodia meant preservation. There was a fear that in the wake of Khmer Rouge control of Cambodia, which saw 90% of the country’s artists perish, Cambodian arts and culture were at risk of being lost forever. My dear brother Arn Chorn-Pond, our founder, […]

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  • Cambodian Living Arts Looks Back

    Cambodian Living Arts Looks Back

    Celebrating 16 Years since the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural  Expressions At the heart of Cambodian Living Arts work, we share the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural  Expressions 2005 commitment to diversity of cultural expression as fundamental to vital societies. October […]

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  • Margaret Shiu – the tiny woman who moved things

    Margaret Shiu – the tiny woman who moved things

    CLA’s and MCH’s shared memories of Margaret Shiu The passing of Margaret Shiu, founder of Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS), one of the most respected cultural figures in Taiwan, on August 30th is a great loss to the Southeast Asian and Asian art community. Like many regional arts and cultural organizations that have had contact with […]

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  • Dam Dos Grantee Spotlight Leb Ke

    Dam Dos Grantee Spotlight Leb Ke

    CHAM CULTURAL ADVOCATE AND EXPERT, LEB KE, USES CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS DAM DOS GRANT TO MAKE RARE CHAM POETRY AVAILABLE TO NATIONAL AUDIENCE Every year Cambodian Living Arts awards Dam Dos Grants to 5-8 artists, arts leaders and cultural practitioners. These awards fund a wide range of arts and culture projects that invigorate a vibrant […]

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  • Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholar Uses the Arts as a Tool for Social Change

    Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholar Uses the Arts as a Tool for Social Change

    RY “FIA” MONISOVANYA IS A MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST AND DESIGNER USING THE ARTS TO CHAMPION WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND ENVRIONMENTALISM Arn Chorn-Pond Living Arts Scholar, RY “Fia” MoniSovanya, wears many hats. She’s a painter, performance artist and graphic designer who fundamentally believes the arts are a tool for social change.  As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Arn […]

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