Cambodian Living Arts – Promoting creativity and innovation in the arts
CLA was founded in 1998 by musician and genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond. Initially focused on preserving endangered art forms and rituals, CLA works to promote creativity and innovation in Cambodia’s arts sector. It provides scholarships, fellowships, and support to talented artists and arts leaders; builds links with neighbours in the Mekong region; and gets more arts and culture education into Cambodian public schools.
Why are donations needed now?
CLA generates a significant portion of earned income through daily traditional dance performances at the National Museum in Phnom Penh. As these performances are suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CLA needs your support to continue providing opportunities for Cambodian artists, as well as to invest in the next generation of leaders in the arts in Cambodia and the Mekong Region.