Cicada – English

Welcome to CICADA, the consolidated voice and solidarity of cultural and creative organizations and professionals in Cambodia

CICADA is a huge step forward for musicians, artists and all working in Cambodia’s cultural & creative sector.” Laura MAM, Chair of CICADA Steering Committee

CICADA envisions a diverse and flourishing Cambodian society where cultural and creative industries are recognized, valued, and thriving. CICADA’s purpose is to represent and advocate for the cultural and creative industries to develop a sustainable and inclusive infrastructure to ensure that our sector is at the heart of political, economic and social decision-making.

OPEN CALL – STAND FOR CULTURE FELLOWSHIP August 17, 2022 SEA Globe: Khmer performers emerge from the pandemic with renewed purpose November 25, 2021

About Cicada

CICADA researches, represents, advocates for and develops the capacity of its members. The goals of the CICADA are:

  • To strengthen ties and promote cooperation between public and private sectors to ensure that our cultural and creative industries are at the heart of political, economic and social decision-making
  • To research, develop and advocate for the sector in order to create a sustainable and inclusive infrastructure for effective national and international interdisciplinary collaborations
  • To increase and promote the professional skills and specialist knowledge of community members through the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

During 2021 and 2022, CICADA is collaborating with Cambodian Living Arts to launch the Association and to initiate projects in support of these aims. This is supported by funding from the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).

Steering Committee for 2022-2023 Mandate

MAM Laura Tevry

Steering Committee Chairperson

ONN Sokny

Vice-Chair, Steering Committee


SC Member

SO Phina

SC Member

CHEA Sopheap

SC Member

Secretariat Team


General Secretary


Consultant on CCI Indicators

Dr. YOUNG Sokphea

Research Mentor

SAY Tola

Research Coordinator

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Media Coverage

UNESCO funds new organisation – Khmer Times, May 31, 2021

Interview with Mr. Huot Dara, CEO of Phare Performing Social Enterprise – EuroCham Cambodia, Oct 22, 2021