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Developing Mobile Apps for Young Audience Participation in Cambodia

Audience members completing a questionnaire. Photo Credit: Amanda Rogers and Cambodia Living Arts

The aim of this project is to design an interactive mobile app that can be used to engage young audiences in Cambodian performing arts. It is commonly assumed that arts audiences in Cambodia are mostly foreigners, but our previous research collaboration on the Changing the Story project “Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young Cambodians” challenged these assumptions, highlighting that there is a young Cambodian audience who are interested in the arts but do not necessarily have a complete awareness of the cultural forms they are watching. The project attempts to gain a more complete picture of Cambodian arts audiences, and to consider how best they might be served in order to ensure the sustainability of Cambodian arts for the next generation.

As such, the aim of the app is to:

1. Work as a sustainable means of gathering audience data to track the extent of youth participation in the arts.

2. Be capable of sharing information with young audiences about performances that they see, ranging from information about the artists, to the art forms and the piece itself. Our earlier research showed young people want and need this information in order to meaningfully participate in Cambodian arts and culture.

3. Allow audiences to engage with art works in real time. This may include sharing reactions, responding to questions raised in the work, or asking questions themselves.

We will road test the app with young artists and audiences during the Cambodia Living Arts (CLA) 2022 Cultural Season Action Today: Consequences Tomorrow held in Phnom Penh and then toured across Cambodia in Jan-Mar 2022. The findings from the research project will feed into our new two-year research project on Civic Participation through the Arts in Cambodia. This project is itself part of a larger program of activities presented to SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) by CLA, which goes by the same name. This will involve young people taking ownership of the design, curation, programming and production of a festival, exploring the tensions between CLA programming of artistic content, and young people’s interests and concerns. 


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items relating to Cambodia are listed below:

TitleSummaryAuthorCategoriesTagsdoc_categories_hfilterdoc_tags_hfilter
The shadow of religions in the peace-making processIn this February 2018 article in the Phnom Penh Post, our Cambodia Co-Investigator, Ly Sok-Kheang shares his reflections on Im Chaem’s recent conversion to Christianity and its role in Cambodia’s …Dr Ly Sok-Kheang, , , , cambodia phase1 locationarticle language-english sdg-16-institutions subject-reflections
Environmental activism and indigenous issues in Cambodia – film-based advocacy with and for young peopleBlog (2021/07/06) Environmental activism and indigenous issues in Cambodia – film-based advocacy with and for young peopleDr Pete Manning, , , cambodia phase1 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Social enterprises: Supporting and safeguarding refugeesBlog (2019/10/25) Social enterprises: Supporting and safeguarding refugeesDr Andreana Drencheva, , , , , cambodia malaysia phase1 phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in AsiaProject Principal Investigator, Sreenath Nair The South East Asia Consolidated Learning project will work across a selection of the existing CTS portfolio of projects to draw out key lessons learnt, …Dr Sreenath Nair, , , , , cambodia india malaysia nepal phase2 locationfilm subject-reflections
Changing the Story: Whose stories and why?Blog (2018/05/16) Changing the Story: Whose stories and why?Dr Ly Sok-Kheang, Dr Pete Manning, Sayana Ser, , , , cambodia phase1 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Arts, Education and Reconciliation in Cambodia: Sociological PerspectivesThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of chapter 8 of the book 'Participatory Arts in International Development' published by Routledge/CRC Press on 29 August 2019. The final version of each …Dr Pete Manning, Sayana Ser, cambodia locationarticle language-english
Phase One Critical Review: The Anlong Veng Peace Tours (Cambodia)As part of Changing the Story’s Phase One activities in Cambodia, this critical review and project reflection explores the use of arts within attempts to redress and remember experiences of …Dr Pete Manning, , , , , , cambodia phase1 locationreport language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-reflections
Perspectives from ‘Creative Expression among Young Cambodians’ WorkshopBlog (2021/07/15) Perspectives from ‘Creative Expression among Young Cambodians’ Workshop, , , , cambodia event phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Participatory methods =/= inclusive methodsBlog (2020/01/29) Participatory methods =/= inclusive methodsDr Andreana Drencheva, , , , , cambodia malaysia phase1 phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third YearBlog (2021/05/21) PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third YearAisha Kayani, , , , , , , , , , cambodia colombia india kosovo phase2 south-africa changemakers locationblog language-english subject-covid19 subject-participatory-arts youth
CTS Workshop in Cambodia Reflections as an Early Career ResearcherBlog (2019/04/30) CTS Workshop in Cambodia Reflections as an Early Career Researcher, , , , , , cambodia event malaysia phase1 phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
The Anlong Veng Peace Tours, Cambodia, Khmer Rouge HistoryOn April 18, twelve trainee teachers, including students from Takeo province and three from the local area, themselves children of former Khmer Rouge, participated in the tour. Preparing for the …, , , , , , , , cambodia event phase1 changemakers locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-5-gender subject-peace
Intergenerational dialogue, participatory video and perpetrator memories in CambodiaThis article reflects on a series of participatory video projects led by young Cambodians that sought to engage and explore complex ‘perpetrator’ memories with the aim of building dialogue across …Dr Katie Hodgkinson, Dr Pete Manning, Prof Paul Cooke, , , , , , cambodia phase1 locationarticle language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts
LIVING ARTS BLOG: ‘We Have More and More Stories to Share’Blog (2020/08/24) LIVING ARTS BLOG: ‘We Have More and More Stories to Share’, , , , cambodia phase2 locationblog language-english subject-participatory-arts subject-reflections
Environmental activism and Indigenous issues in Cambodia (Khmer)Final project report, 'Environmental activism and Indigenous issues in Cambodia: The role of film-based advocacy with and for young people.' Funding for this project was provided by the UK Arts …Dr Pete Manning, , , , , , cambodia phase1 locationreport language-khmer sdg-10-inequalities sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-13-climate sdg-16-institutions
Creative Expression among Young Cambodians Webinar Summary (CTS & Oxfam)On March 3, 2021, Changing the Story and Oxfam welcomed practitioners, researchers, youth, and colleagues to an online discussion on how national and international NGOs can engage in creativity, connection …Dr Amanda Rogers, Reaksmey Yean, Sokhorn Yon, , , , , cambodia event locationlanguage-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-5-gender youth
Cambodia workshopIn March 2019, Changing the Story hosted a workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia titled ‘Learning from the past with and for young people: Intergenerational dialogue, education and memory after genocide.’ …Prof Paul Cooke, cambodia event locationfilm
A long road if we don’t walk togetherBlog (2018/03/23) A long road if we don’t walk togetherInés Soria-Donlan, , cambodia phase1 locationblog language-english
Anlong Veng Peace Tours – CambodiaBlog (2018/04/01) Anlong Veng Peace Tours – CambodiaDr Ly Sok-Kheang, Dr Pete Manning, , cambodia phase1 locationblog language-english
The Anlong Veng Peace ToursBlog (2017/11/24) The Anlong Veng Peace Tours, , , cambodia phase1 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young CambodiansThe Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young Cambodians research project analysed the creative practices and concerns of young adult artists (18-35 years old) in contemporary Cambodia. The project …Dr Amanda Rogers, , , , , cambodia phase2 locationsdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-5-gender subject-participatory-arts youth
Environmental activism and Indigenous issues in Cambodia (English)Final project report, 'Environmental activism and Indigenous issues in Cambodia: The role of film-based advocacy with and for young people.' Funding for this project was provided by the UK Arts …Dr Pete Manning, , , , , , cambodia phase1 locationreport language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-13-climate sdg-16-institutions
Report of Cambodia ConferenceIn March 2019, Changing the Story hosted a workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia titled ‘Learning from the past with and for young people: Intergenerational dialogue, education and memory after genocide.’, , , , cambodia event locationreport sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-4-education