Tini Tinou: Sustainability in the Arts Conference
To kick off the 2016 edition of Tini Tinou, we co-hosted a conference about “Sustainability in the Arts” with Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) at the Institut Francais du Cambodge. The event included three panel discussions: experiences of sustainability in Asia; how to work with private companies in Cambodia; and finding markets abroad.
The first panel included David Mason of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Afghanistan, Dan Roberts and April Yanah of the Red Nose Foundation, Onn Sokny and Sok Rachny of Epic Arts Cambodia, and Travis Johnson of the Vancouver Circus School. They shared their experiences as performing arts organizations providing training and support to marginalized communities. Even though they came from different background and countries, there was some common ground, including the need to move away from a dependency on outside funders and focus on income-generating business models, that include many social enterprise elements.
The second panel included Thomas Hundt of Smart Axiata Co., Danny Quah of Canadia Bank, and Roberto Fajardo of the InterContinental Phnom Penh. They spoke about the reasons their companies donate to Cambodian NGOs and social enterprises, the benefits of supporting the community and how to best approach companies when looking for sponsorship financial support.
The third panel included Kristopher McDowell of KMP Artists and Izan Satrina Mohn Sallehudin of Miracle Worker of My Performing Art Agency. They spoke about international touring and strategies for arts organizations entering the global market.
The conference was a great way to kick off the festival and we’re grateful to all the participants for sharing their experiences!
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