[WEBCAST] Art Connects: Cambodia and the Mekong RegionVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Being Global, Acting Local: Cambodian Living Arts and the Mekong Cultural Hub
Cambodian Living Arts is an organization that connects community through the arts with an underlying belief that arts are at the heart of a vital society.
Founded in 1998 by musician, genocide survivor, and human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) is an organization that serves as a catalyst for a vibrant arts sector, inspiring new generations. CLA has focused on helping talented people to build and develop careers in the arts through scholarships, fellowships, and support to troupes and individuals in Cambodia.
In 2017, CLA established a sister organization, the Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH), to take the mission of CLA beyond Cambodia’s borders and build links among artists and cultural practitioners throughout the Greater Mekong Region. MCH serves people who are working at the intersection of arts and society, supporting creative practitioners who are ready to widen their networks and their impact through regional projects and collaboration.
The COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to sustaining the arts and culture sector in Cambodia and the Mekong Region, and support for arts and culture in the region has become even more critical. Phloeun Prim, Executive Director of Cambodia Living Arts, will join Venka Purushothaman, Provost at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and co-chair of CLA's Advisory Council, in a conversation moderated by Anupama Sekhar, leading cultural manager and a member of UNESCO's Expert Facility.