Now and Then: A creative future, built from centuries of tradition

We are excited to announce our upcoming Cultural Delegation, scheduled for November 2-10, 2024. This year’s theme is “Now and Then: A creative future, built from centuries of tradition”. We will explore the intersection of our rich cultural history and contemporary art in today’s society.

We will travel through Cambodia’s history and current culture, showcasing the transformative role of art in our vibrant society. It’s not just about our ancient heritage, but we will also highlight contemporary art that is shaping our society today. We aim to understand the role of art in society, its power to drive change, and its ability to narrate our past, present, and future.

We’ve planned a variety of immersive activities for you, which include visiting contemporary art spaces, meeting emerging artists and key actors in the sector, exploring the vibrant arts community, and dining in private home restaurants. You will embark on a memorable journey across three Cambodian cities: Siem Reap, Battambang, and Phnom Penh. Each cities will offer a unique insight into our culture and talent.

We look forward to sharing this cultural experience with you, where the echoes of the past merge with the vibrancy of the present. To sign up or for more information, contact us at

Delegation Attendee’s Testimonies

CLA’s Cultural Delegation tour provided a transformative experience: a close-up look at life in Cambodia through the eyes of the esteemed artists we met and spent time with, the richness of the country’s culture and history, and the beautiful spirit and talent of its people. I am grateful for this experience._Catherine Hyman

The tour taught us so much about Cambodia, and with that comes an understanding of a different way of life, and the massive struggle to emerge from a national tragedy. It demonstrated the impressive work of CLA, and this tour could build enthusiasm in potential donors._Richard Hyman

Embark on a Journey to the Heart of Cambodia’s Three Cities

Our adventure begins in the mesmerizing city of Siem Reap, the gateway to the world-renowned temples of Angkor. These temples stand as a testament to the city’s breathtaking architectural prowess and are a sight to behold. As one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, Siem Reap has a long and rich tradition of artistry that is deeply embedded in its culture. Given its historical significance and the wealth of knowledge it holds, it is no surprise that it has become the residence for a multitude of historical and cultural experts.

These experts are the custodians of the city’s past, preserving and continuing its traditional music and arts. They serve as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the rich cultural heritage of Siem Reap is passed down to future generations.

Phnom Penh, the vibrant capital city of Cambodia, serves as the cultural, commercial, and political hub of the nation. This bustling city, teeming with life, is where CLA’s main office is situated and where our dedicated team works tirelessly. It’s in this dynamic cityscape that we conclude our journey. In Phnom Penh, we have the privilege of meeting and interacting with some of the country’s most innovative and highly recognized artists.

Their creative expressions and unique perspectives add diverse colors to Cambodia’s rich cultural tapestry. Alongside these established artists, we also have the opportunity to engage with enthusiastic young students. These students, brimming with potential, represent the promising next generation of artists and creative thinkers in Cambodia.

Photo Highlights from Our Previous Trips

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