April 2024 Update

April 2024 Update

April 2024


What's been happening at Epic Arts...


April is a special time for Cambodia as it's our Khmer New Year. A time for families to come together and celebrate.

We celebrated at Epic Arts with students and their families, and then with staff and their families. Two great afternoons with many traditional Khmer games, laughter and fun.

Aside from Khmer New Year our teams were kept busy with our various programs and projects. Read more about these below.

Inspiring Stories

We had the Kiripost, a digital media company, spend a few days with us at Epic Arts to understand our work; inclusive education, social enterprises and community projects.

The Kiripost team interviewed staff and created a powerful and insightful video, see link below, including the journey of how Epic Arts empowered one of our dance team from a world of begging to now performing worldwide for thousands of people.

It's an impactful video that highlights our mission to transform lives of people with disabilities to find their potential so that they can thrive in their lives. 

We think you will enjoy this video which additionally gives a fantastic overview of who Epic Arts are and why we exist.


Events and Performances

Our Epic Arts Dance team have been incredibly busy this month preparing for an upcoming trip to Singapore where they will perform for eight days at two international schools.

This will be the teams first international performances since before the pandemic, and for our two newest dancers, their first visit out of Cambodia. 

Find out how the team got on in Singapore in next months newsletter.

For more information or to book your own workshop or dance performance by the Epic Arts Dance team please email epicartsdance@epicarts.org.uk

Inclusive Arts

With little information about disability available, many people in Cambodia see those with a disability as unable to do anything. They cannot work, learn, love, marry or have a family.

Since 2015 Epic Arts have been running our Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) to combat this attitude by showing that people with disabilities can do many things and they can do it on an equal level as those without disabilities.

Our IAC is a full time, one year arts training course based at our Epic Arts Centre. Students from the deaf, disabled and non-disabled community study an arts based education program in Dance, Theatre, Art, Film, Music and Literacy.

The students involved in the IAC are given a creative voice and seen as people who have significant value. 

Students learn to believe in their abilities, see the opportunities that are possible for them and develop skills and confidence. 

For many of these students and their families this is something they never saw as a possibility.

We hope that by learning together IAC students will become advocates for a more inclusive society in the future.
Our next IAC starts May 17th and we look forward to welcoming our new students and keeping you updated on their progress!

Impact Updates

Epic Arts Café, coffee for a cause and food with a purpose!

Social enterprises, like Epic Arts Café, are making positive changes in the world. 

They are similar to traditional businesses however any profit made by our café is used to reinvest into other Epic Arts programs and projects, like our Inclusive Arts Course or our Special Education Program, helping the local Kampot community.

Kampot, which is growing in it's reputation as a destination for foodies, has lots of delicious options when it comes to choosing where to dine out. But since we first opened our doors in 2006 Epic Arts Café has been a firm favourite on the Kampot food scene.

For many people Epic Arts Café is our public face in Kampot and sets a visible example of diversity and inclusivity by providing job opportunities for people with disabilities.

Some of the café staff have been with Epic Arts for over 15 years, some having always worked at the cafe, others have previously been a dancer Epic Art and moved onto the café. 

Many Epic Arts staff are deaf and the café offers free weekly sign language classes to anybody in Kampot who wants to learn a new skill. 

With over 1,000 Google review and currently number one café in Kampot on Tripadvisor we offer an easy, enjoyable and affordable way for customers to enjoy delicious food and drinks and to give back to the community.

We truly appreciate your support, and we can't wait to share the incredible journey of inclusion, creativity, and empowerment with you.


If you are in Kampot be sure to take up our fantastic $2.50 coffee and cake special at Epic Arts Café every Monday and Friday ❤️

We hope you find our newsletter informative, inspiring, and engaging. And remember, you're not just a subscriber; you're a valuable member of the Epic Arts family.

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Epic Arts
Street 730, Sanath Village Central Territory, Kampot

Epic Arts is a UK registered charity (#1091059) and registered in Cambodia

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