Changing Lives through the Arts

 

Phare Ponleu Selpak – meaning the Brightness of the Arts – is a non-profit arts and circus school located in Battambang, Cambodia that empowers children, youth, and communities through artistic, educational, and social support programs.

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What we do

Over 1,000 students are empowered every year through our schools and programs in performing, visual, and applied arts. Both leisure classes for children and vocational training for young adults develop their creativity, communication, and concentration skills, and give them access to a sustainable artistic career while preserving and promoting Cambodian arts and culture.

Support us

Help us spread a passion for the arts across Cambodia. We believe that all children, regardless of their background, deserve to have access to the healing powers of the arts. Our artistic training provides art therapy as well as professional skills that lead to lasting employment. Your donation directly supports these programs.

Come see a circus show!

January 2024 circus show schedule at Phare Ponleu Selpak (English)

Circus shows

Experience a circus show by our talented students. Shows take place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Buy your tickets online or on campus!

Visit the campus

Mornings and afternoons, Monday to Friday, we welcome you on free guided tours of our vibrant campus.

Sponsor a Child

 

When you join our child sponsorship program, your monthly gift gives our most at-risk students the aid and support they need to stay in school and pursue their passions.

Volunteer with Us

 

We welcome committed and passionate volunteers who have specific expertise or experience which fills a current need. Those needs change over time, but some examples of skills often needed are in social media, communications, IT, lighting, sound design, merchandising, and customer service.

Job Openings

 

Do you believe in the power of the arts as a tool for human development and social change? If this is you, join our team! Check out our open positions here.

News & Stories

The Top 10 Phare Ponleu Selpak Blog Posts of 2023

The Top 10 Phare Ponleu Selpak Blog Posts of 2023

It’s that time of year when everything from music to movies is arranged in a list and counted down. At Phare Ponleu Selpak, we’re doing the same. The past year has been quite busy at Phare Ponleu Selpak with art festivals, volunteers, star alumni, and more all making...

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Read more about what’s happening at Phare Ponleu Selpak on our blog and news pages.