Between September 2013 and May 2014, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) conducted and analyzed a survey on training and employment needs on the Cambodian performing arts sector, responding to a lack of benchmark to guide us to implement our own activities. And in August 2014 CLA released a report in both English and Khmer with findings from the survey. This survey, the first of its kind in Cambodia, has been partially funded by the European Union.

The survey focused on researching on fees and work policies of performing arts professionals, on their training needs to develop careers, and on specific barriers that prevent them to develop their activity.

A representative sample of over 460 arts professionals was surveyed, including artists from theater, music, circus and dance, and other arts professionals such as technicians, managers or other supporting actors. Both urban and rural areas were investigated, including the provinces of Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Takeo, and Kampot