May 2024 Update

May 2024 Update

May 2024


Whats been happening at Epic Arts...


May is an exciting month for us as we welcome our new Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) students. 

Through this Epic aims to create Advocates for the Future, young Cambodians from various backgrounds who build up self-confidence and belief that they are a productive and innovative part of society.

We also restocked our Creations shop, upstairs in our café, with fantastic new t-shirts, cards and jewelry. Don't forget to check Creations out next time you visit the café.

And our Epic Arts Dance team visited Singapore, more on that next month.

Inspiring Stories

Reaksa first heard of Epic Arts when a Project Officer representing Epic Arts Inclusive Education Course (IAC) first visited his village to explain the purpose of IAC and see if there were any eligible young people.

Prior to this Reaksa had dropped out of education due to his family’s financial position. He says he felt scared and shy a lot of the time, he would hide himself away from people. 

Having cerebral palsy Reaksa felt that people would stare at him, which made him feel uncomfortable.

He studied the our IAC course, graduating in 2023, and is now employed as an Administration Assistant at the Epic Arts Center.

Reaksa now describes himself as being confident and an active member of his community.

He regularly participates in community and religious events. He loves being part of the Epic Arts team and uses his salary to help support his family. Feeling empowered, proud and happy for the first time in his life, he is thankful for the opportunities Epic Arts offered to him. Reaksa feels he is learning new skills regularly which are helping secure a good future for him and his family.

Events and Performances

Live & Learn Cambodia, who educate and mobilise communities for a sustainable future, visited us this month in Kampot to find out more about our work at Epic Arts.

The group of 50 enjoyed a delicious lunch by Epic Arts Café then were treated to a performance by Epic Arts Dance Team raising awareness and helping understand more about the issues of people with disabilities.

Both our social enterprises; the café and dance team, empower people with disabilities to enjoy better lives and become valuable members of society in addition to generating income to sustain our very important and necessary programs.

For more information or to book your own workshop or dance performance by the Epic Arts Dance team please email

Inclusive Arts

A new cohort of Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) students started at Epic Arts this month. Students from the deaf, disabled and non-disabled community study an arts based education program learning technical, performance, creativity and life skills with an end goal of gaining employment.

The aim of the course is to use the Arts to transform expectations and broaden horizons about the potential of a more inclusive society where Every Person Counts (EPiC). 

Our aim is to draw in a new generation of students and also provide ongoing training and mentorship opportunities for our existing staff (many of whom were former students).

Watch the video below to learn more about our IAC and meet previous students.

Impact Update

One of our long term supporters, Lavinia Davolio, very kindly hosted a wonderful fundraising dinner raising an incredible $8,793 for Epic Arts!

Lavinia was joined by one of our co-founders, Katie Goad, who shared an inspiring talk about the origins of Epic Arts from humble beginnings and the incredible journey we have been on for almost 21 years. 

We want to extend a huge thank you to Lavinia and everybody who participated and supported to make this event a huge success. And the funds raised will significantly contribute to our ongoing projects and initiatives!


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.

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

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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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