Since its launch in 2004, the Art+ Foundation has been committed to the promotion of Cambodian music forms and western classical music in Cambodia. Through a cultural exchange process in form of music education projects as well as an extensive program of music performances in town, our main objective has always been and continues to be the support to the cultural scene in The Kingdom of Wonder.
The well-established International Music Festivals are examples of our consistent efforts to maintain this commitment and, in 2014, we are delighted to be able to celebrate this for the 10th consecutive year. Each edition of the Festival has proudly counted on the kind support of a wide number of associations, embassies and private corporations that share the values and commitment of Art+ Foundation. Thanks to their generosity, the festival has been able to welcome international artists year after year without charging entrance fees, ensuring that this wonderful celebration of music is accessible to all.
However, due to changing economic environments in European countries and the resulting reduction in cultural budgets, the funds this year have unfortunately been considerably reduced. Therefore, for this year’s festival we are left with no other alternative but to charge an entrance fee. We believe the ticket prices do still offer an incredible value for the quality of the artists participating. We hope everyone will join efforts to continue the proliferation of cultural events in Cambodia.
Hope to see you all during the Festival!
Anton Isselhardt, Festival Director
Festival Director and 1st Chairman ARTplus Foundation