Sector: Art & Craft, Hospitality & Entertainment, Travel & Tourism, Advertising / Communication / Media
- Phare, The Cambodian Circus: theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories.
- Phare Production: customized private events for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events), international performances, and tours across Europe, Asia and the USA.
- Phare Boutique: showcase of original art produced by students, mementos from the circus and a variety of locally made handicrafts
- Phare Creative Studio: design innovative and original content in 2D animation, graphic design, illustration, video and sound recording
Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE) is an award winning and pioneering social business in Cambodia that tackles social issues and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). Primarily SDG number 1, Zero Poverty through youth skilling & employment in the cultural and creative industry and SGD number 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth. PPSE creates, produces and disseminates live performances, graphic designs, animation and other cultural products in Cambodia and abroad. PPSE artists come from difficult social and economic backgrounds and have benefited from the training provided by the Phare Ponleu Selpak Association (PPSA) who has helped young marginalized Cambodians transform their lives through arts for more than 25 years. PPSE sees artistic creativity as a strategic asset for the development of a flourishing society and a vibrant economy. It creates high-quality jobs, secures tourism benefits for the benefit of the local population, strengthens the Cambodian cultural identity and improves access to education for marginalized young people.
As a social enterprise, the organization is designed and operated as a for-profit company, but is guided by social-benefit principles. PPSE operates Phare, The Cambodian Circus, Phare Productions International, Phare Boutique and Phare Creative Studio of graphic design, animation and media. Revenue generated by sales supports Phare Ponleu Selpak NGO school (PPSA), which provides free education and social support to 1200 students and their families daily. PPSE is owned by Phare Ponleu Selpak NGO School (PPSA), Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation, and by private social impact investors.
Our vision is to be the leading Cambodian arts and entertainment provider in South-East Asia empowering young Cambodians to become professional artists and enabling our parent organization, Phare Ponleu Selpak Association to be financially sustainable.
Mr. HUOT Dara
Ms. SOUS Sinath
Director of Human Resources and Community Engagement