Have you ever wanted to learn more about Epic Arts Cambodia? Well this video should do the trick.
Filmed around the Epic Arts Centre and Cafe in Kampot last October, this little video will tell you everything you need to know about Epic Arts Cambodia in one tasty five minute morsel. It will hopefully also show you the joy and love we have for our work and the staff, students and volunteers we do it with.
In November 2013, the Epic Encounters team toured to Singapore to run workshops with students and staff from UWCSEA East. For the tour, our wonderful volunteer Eric (with a little help from his sister Nicole) made a film about his friend Chok, one of our students from the Special Education Project.
Eric and Nicole caught up with Chok around the Epic Centre and all over Kampot to capture different moments in his daily life. Eric helped film and edit the video, and is now known around the Centre for his film making capabilities. Eric hopes to be commissioned to make some more videos for Epic in the future.
We hope you enjoy the film (below).
What another great year for Epic Arts at the Liberty Festival 2013. Though there might have been a few rain drops, it didn’t dampen the spirit of the festival, drawing in an audience who were clearly excited to see some new and inspiring performances.
In 2012, Epic Arts Cambodia pioneered a new Inclusive Arts Course (IAC) for disabled and non-disabled students who have been brought together to learn, develop and become advocates for a more inclusive society in Cambodia.
The vision 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 workshop/performance staff (many of whom were former students).
The IAC includes various Learning Areas in the Arts – [Drama/Theatre, Creative Movement, and Visual Arts] plus a new course in Literacy [both language and computer]. Additional areas like Circus, Music and Filmmaking will be introduced by visiting teachers. Students will attend the IAC Monday to Friday full-time at the Epic Arts Centre in Kampot.
We see the IAC as providing a non-traditional skills training in creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership, problem solving and reflective skills, delivered through an Arts-based approach.
11 students were selected in 2012 for the first year of their study on the Epic IAC, and funds have been successfully fundraised through donations and sponsorships.
The Special Education Project
The Special Education Project (SEP) held many successful events in 2012.
Our classes now include ‘Intervention Class’ which involves cooking demonstrations, play, and advice on caring for a child with a disability. Parents and children are regularly attending two afternoons per week. Epic Arts Cambodia is increasingly aiming to involve parents in the programs we offer as much as possible.
For more information on our regular SEP classes such as Independence, Peace and Toddler Classes, click the link below.