Phare Music School – Let the music play! ♪♫♪

Phare Ponleu Selpak is training the next generation of Cambodian musicians, sound designers and composers. In 2014, a section of the old music school fell apart and for safety reasons, the whole building had to be destroyed. Since they don’t have any dedicated space to learn and create, our young musicians find themselves forced to […]

Convergences Awards: we need your vote !

Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards reward the best projects initiated by public, private and solidarity-based partners seeking to build a fair and sustainable future and a “Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty” world. And in 2018, Phare has been selected to participate, as we have a high social impact in Cambodia, our project is […]

Exhibition in Paris : Phare, The Brightness of the Arts

In Paris in May? From the 4th to the 26th of May, don’t miss the exhibition Phare, The Brightness of the Arts, showcasing the artworks of some graduate artists from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s Visual Arts School… All of them tell us about their own stories and express their indignation, joyful moments and sorrows through their […]

Focus on… Ponleu Selpak Boutique

Creative design by Cambodian minds Launched in 2016 and incubated on Phare Ponleu Selpak’s campus in Battambang, the Ponleu Selpak brand made a grand entrance in Phare, The Cambodian Circus boutique space in Siem Reap. From now, before and after the amazing circus show performed by our circus and music graduates in Siem Reap’s Big […]

Watching the sky through a bamboo sphere

“Changing our perception of the space by putting a transparent construction between us and the surrounding environment”. From this idea, a huge bamboo sphere was built in our Visual and Applied Arts School. This project was initiated by Mr. Thierry Vandebroek, and the fact that it happened at Phare Ponleu Selpak was both a happy […]

KHUON Det, Knight of Arts and Literature

KHUON Det, one of the founders of Phare Ponleu Selpak, and Director of the NGO’s Performing Arts School, received the prestigious title of “Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature” on November the 15th, 2017, awarded by the French Ministry of Culture. This order was created by André Malraux in 1957 and is one […]

The Movement That Is Transforming Lives Around The World

For nearly 25 years, Phare Ponleu Selpak has been using the arts to transform the lives of children. Originally, we helped refugee children cope with trauma through drawing. Over the years, we added more arts, including music, dance, and circus. Now, we’re part of the Asian Social Circus Association, a network that spans the globe […]