Creative Chiang Mai

What is Creative Chiang Mai?

Creative Chiang Mai (CCM) is an initiative to promote creativity and innovation to develop Chiang Mai.

Creative Chiang Mai was established by the Governor of Chiang Mai on 30 August 2010. A committee was set up including over 40 representatives from organizations and agencies appointed by the Governor. More members joined over time. The Chiang Mai University Science & Technology Park is the Secretariat of the committee and initiative.


The Creative Chiang Mai logo is based on the city walls. The city wall/moat inspired the designer as a symbol of Chiang Mai, representing Chiang Mai’s history, culture and strengths. He then transformed the moat into a more abstract graphic that includes movement and colors reflecting innovation and creative development.

The logo was developed by Tul Lekuthai who won the logo design competition. It was adjusted a little bit to the logo we have used over the past 10 years.

Chiang Mai Creative City Development Committee

The Chiang Mai Creative City Development Committee was established by the Governor of Chiang Mai in 2010. It consists of representatives from the education, private and government sectors. Other organizations, associations, groups, and individuals are welcome to join the Creative Chiang Mai network and Committee meetings.

Chiang Mai University chairs the Development Committee (together with Payap University and North Chiang Mai University) and the Chiang Mai University Science & Technology Park (CMU STeP) serves as the secretariat and point of contact.

The objectives of the Development Committee are to jointly develop and update CCM’s  roadmap and strategy, coordinate and share information across stakeholders, coordinate and govern relevant projects, implement and operate activities/projects (via its members), establish working groups as required, raise funds (via its members) and to market Chiang Mai.

Creative Chiang Mai is a think tank, sharing and networking platform and a catalyst for development. The Development Committee may suggest policy, projects and activities (and, if required, will coordinate these), but it is for the members to implement them and to provide or obtain funding and resources. Creative Chiang Mai is not an entity and the initiative belongs to everybody who shares and supports the idea and vision.

Document of Committee

Partners, Members and Supporters

There is no membership and everybody can get involved. Creative Chiang Mai does not award projects or funds but our Secretariat may be able to provide support with contacts, marketing, or activity and event organization.

We actively encourage individuals, agencies and organizations to collaborate on further initiatives and creative activities/projects. If you wish to become a regular partner and supporter and add your logo below, please contact our Secretariat.

Creative Chiang Mai Brand Identity

Logo With Slogan

Logo Without Slogan

Brand Color Code

R=240 G=65 B=60 R: 240 G: 65 B: 60 C: 0 M: 87 Y: 74 K: 0 L: 62 A: 77 B: 55

R=255 G=200 B=5 R: 255 G: 200 B: 5 C: 0 M: 23 Y: 100 K: 0 L: 86 A: 16 B: 94

R=55 G=170 B=120 R: 55 G: 170 B: 120 C: 96 M: 0 Y: 75 K: 0 L: 60 A: -68 B: 13

R=80 G=140 B=200 R: 80 G: 140 B: 200 C: 80 M: 33 Y: 2 K: 0 L: 55 A: -15 B: -42

R=26 G=26 B=26 1 R: 26 G: 26 B: 26 C: 73 M: 67 Y: 66 K: 80 L: 6 A: 0 B: 0

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