Creative Chiang Mai Ecosystem Directory
This is the fourth edition of this publication, which we have renamed the Chiang Mai Creative Directory (previously Chiang Mai Creative Mapping)—a report on the creative diversity of Chiang Mai. For this fourth edition, we have updated key contact information and added or revised more than 20 entries across all categories. The information is also available online, in PDF format and as a searchable database.
Creative Chiang Mai (CCM) is a network, vision and initiative to promote creativity and innovation in Chiang Mai. The initiative is largely voluntary based. The mission is to develop Chiang Mai, focusing on sustainability, livability, economic development, and jobs and opportunity creation.
The Department of Packaging Technology at the Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University (CMU), first started offering its 4-year program for undergraduate students when it was established in 2012. It aims to produce entrepreneurs who will go on to be leaders in packaging design research and development.
The Faculty of Architecture’s origins in Chiang Mai University began in 1995, when architecture began to be taught as a subject by the Faculty of Fine Arts. Believing that an understanding of architecture derives from studying various fields of knowledge and processes that harmonize to form the interdisciplinary subject of architecture, the Faculty of Architecture was officially instituted on March 3, 2000 with the aim of becoming northern Thailand’s primary institution for the study of architecture.
Popular amongst local school children and university students, C.A.M.P is a ‘library cafe’ workspace that anyone can use at anytime 24 hours a day. Situated on the top floor of MAYA shopping center, C.A.M.P has a modern and relaxed atmosphere with a sleek interior design and some amazing views over Chiang Mai.
CAC is an online resource for the visual arts run by a group of artists in Chiang Mai. It aims to collect information about artists, art practitioners, art spaces, events and related subjects from Chiang Mai and surrounding area.
CAC intends to be the online resource for current art scenen in Chiang Mai, encoraging local art practitioners and communities to communicate, interact and stay connected.
Chiang Mai City of Crafts and Folk Art is a project that aims to help prepare and drive the city of Chiang Mai to become a creative city of Crafts and Folk Art as defined under UNESCO. It is a partner ship between the Thai Art Department of the faculty of Fine Arts. Chiang Mai University, the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration and the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center.
The Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts (part of the Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Fine Arts Department) is a performing arts and music college that offers art and cultural educational programs for the whole of the northern Thailand region. Opened in 1971, the college was the first to teach performing arts in the northern region of Thailand. Currently, the college offers a professional curriculum at two basic levels, namely a vocational program for school-age children and an undergraduate program for older students.
The Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts is a performing arts and musical college and an institution, which offers art and cultural educational programs for the whole of the Northern Thailand region. The college first opened in 1971, and was the first school to teach performing arts in the northern region of Thailand
The Chiang Mai Maker Club is an open community that has established a partnership among students, instructors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in fusing engineering, art, design and technology in order to create innovative products and media. Long-time IT entrepreneur Panutat Tejasen (Dr. Jimmy) is one of the key supporters.
The College of Arts, Media and Technology (CAMT) at Chiang Mai University is an organization under the direction of the university similar to that of a faculty, but with more independence. The college provides education in the field of creative technology and innovation, and offers Undergraduate programmes in Software Engineering (International Programme), Animation, and Modern Management and Information Technology. The college also offers two Masters Degree programmes in Knowledge Management and Software Engineering, and a PhD programme in Knowledge Management.