Organizations and projects that LPFCC works with are listed here. If you are seeking support for a Laos-based project that fits LPFCC’s mission, please contact us to request an application.
The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre is an independent, non-profit museum dedicated to the ethnic cultures in Laos. TAEC features museum exhibits on the ethnic cultures of Laos and a fair trade Museum Shop selling handicrafts from village artisans. As an advocate for the survival and transmission of the cultural heritage of Laos and a resource for the development of the traditional arts, the Centre is also involved in school outreach and education, livelihoods development for rural ethnic communities, and research. For more information, go to www.taeclaos.org.
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden
Pha Tad Ke, the first botanical garden in Laos, is currently under construction and scheduled to open to the public in 2014. Offering research facilities, publications, cultural events, educational opportunities, and social outreach programs, Pha Tad Ke is being developed as a regional centre for botanical research and training. The centre will provide opportunities for international collaboration with botanical gardens in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. The project’s dedicated scientific staff will collect, research, and conserve collections of Lao plants in a beautifully landscaped setting that will be open to the general public. Pha Tad Ke receives both scientific and financial support by the Friends of Pha Tad Ke non-profit associations in Laos, France, and the Netherlands. For more information, go to www.pha-tad-ke.com.
The Luang Prabang Film Festival is dedicated to harnessing the power of film to foster cultural development and plurality in Laos, build regional understanding in Southeast Asia, and support sustainable development. Established in November of 2009, and endorsed by UNESCO Bangkok, the Luang Prabang Film Festival produces screenings and educational film projects that promote cultural exchange and learning between Southeast Asian countries, raise awareness about film in Laos, and support a local industry and art form. The main activity of the non-profit project is its annual festival showcasing films from Southeast Asia. For more information, go to www.lpfilmfest.org.