Building a sustainable performing arts industry
About the project:
The project aims to bolster the diversity and vitality of the performing arts industry in Cambodia through capacity-building interventions.
About the organization:
Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a non-governmental organization committed to providing a nurturing and creative environment where young people can access quality arts training, education and social support.
- The teaching and training capacities of at least seven performing arts training centres are strengthened.
- The skills of over 360 performing artists, cultural operators and arts administrators are strengthened.
- Over 800 cultural professionals, of whom at least 40% are women, are supported to develop their cultural enterprises and to enter the job market.
- Conducting refresher workshops in contemporary dance, music, theatre and circus for art teachers working in performing arts centres in the cities of Battambang, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
- Conducting workshops in cultural, business and stage management, scenography, light and sound management, as well as communications and marketing.
- Organizing awareness raising activities about the employment opportunities that the performing arts sector offers, for at least 1,000 high school students.
- Establishing public-private partnerships, organizing networking activities and launching an artist residency programme in Battambang.
How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
- Reinforces local skills and professional capacities – by providing training in cultural management, communications and marketing, this project will strengthen the skills of performing artists, cultural operators and arts administrators in Cambodia, promote income generation and underline the importance of the link between culture and development.
- Widens and promotes the active participation of new actors in the performing arts industry – the project promotes an active participation of young people in vulnerable situations in the performing arts sector and offers equal opportunities for both men and women to develop their professional careers.