Apsara Arts Association (AAA) is a local non-governmental
organization created on October 2, 1998. Cambodian culture is one of the oldest
ones in Southeast Asia. Centuries of war, especially over the last three decades,
have destroyed much in Cambodia, including arts and culture. The popularity of
the traditional arts seems to be weakening and they are threatened by non-Cambodia
cultural influences coming from the outside as well. Therefore, artists from the
Royal University of Fine Arts led by Mr. Chhay Sopha and Mrs. Vong Metry collectively
decided to establish the Apsara Arts Association (AAA). We are funded by the KASUMISOU
FOUNDATION through Mr. Fred Frumberg,, ENFANTS D'ASIE ASPECA, Mrs. ARAKAWA, a
teacher from Japan, CIFA Italy, Mr.& Mme.George Morgan/Susan Davis(USA), Mr.Alain lambillotte / Alain Vanhil from École des Arts BRAIN - L ' ALLEUD (Belgium),KHIRI TRAVEL and through other private donations.
To see Cambodian arts and culture become more valued and popular in
Cambodia as a whole, as well as in the world in general, thus sustaining and developing
Study and research, establish and disseminate arts
and culture of Cambodia. Develop human resources to accommodate the culture of
peace. Disseminate to the people of Cambodia, as well as foreigners, the value
of our arts and culture. Cooperate with national and international organizations
as partners. Promote the rights of the children in conformity with the international
convention on children's rights. Promote and preserve the accomplishment of the
old teachers in order to be able to provide experiences to the next generation.
Contribute to poverty reduction in Cambodia, especially by helping children from
poor families, and orphans. To assist the children to have the opportunity to
get knowledge and skills that is best for the nation.
-Provide training of the performing arts (dance, music, classical
and traditional theater)
-Give foreign language lessons, part time classes
to students, other vocational skills
-Provide accommodation, food and
everyday necessities to orphans and poor children, sending them to the state-run-school.
-Classical dance and music
-Folkloric dance and music
Monday to Saturday except Sunday and National ceremony
Morning -7.30h to 10.30h
Afternoon -2.00h to 5.00h
Thank you for your support of Apsara Arts
Address No 71, Street 598, Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Reussey
Keo, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA.
Mr Sopha Chhay, Chairman
Mrs Metry Vong,
Tel: +855 (0)11-85 74 24 or (0)12- 85 74 24,