Our History

Epic Arts believes in a world where every person counts and where people with disabilities are valued, accepted and respected.

We promote the inclusion of people of all abilities and disabilities through the arts. We use the arts as a form of expression and empowerment to bring people with and without disabilities together.

Epic Arts is an international, inclusive arts organisation based in Cambodia and registered as a charity in the UK.

Timeline

2001
April 23

Epic Arts is founded

We travelled to an orphanage in Nanning, China where we worked on our first project creating dance with children

2003
February 23

United Kingdom

We begin delivering inclusive arts projects in schools, hospitals and communities in the UK.

June 23

To Cambodia

To Cambodia

We travelled to Cambodia and saw a need for the arts in Kampot.

2006
March 23

Epic Arts Cafe

We opened Epic Arts Café. The idea for the Café grew from a desire to provide work opportunities for people with disabilities

2009
August 23

Special Education Project

Through our supporter’s donations, we built a fully accessible Arts Centre – the first of its kind in South East Asia.

Our Special Education Project was born after we discovered there was nothing to support children with learning disabilities in & around Kampot Town.

2011
June 23

Epic Encounters

We started Epic Encounters, a group of talented dance and theatre performers from Cambodia some of whom happen to have disabilities.

2013
March 23

Inclusive Arts Course

The Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) started in March 2013. New students began working together on a two-year Arts-focused course.

2014
July 23

UK Tour

Epic Encounters receive funding for their first tour of the UK.

2015
July 23

Arts Team

9 students graduate from the first class of our Inclusive Arts Course.

a new community outreach team, ‘Arts Team’ was formed and began to deliver art lessons in local Kampot schools.

14 new students began on IAC.