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Creative Migration Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Exchange, Public & Societal Benefit, Visual Arts

Mission: Creative Migration is an international arts organization based in Los Angeles and Bangkok. Our mission is to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, public engagement and sustainability.

Results: Established in 2005, our organization has continuously supported projects that interrupt the status quo of daily life. Our programming actively creates social capital by linking diplomatic theories to cultural practices through three primary strands: Transmedia Projects: Advancing cultural discussion through digital technologies that interrupt the status quo of daily life is a key component to our mission. Linking diplomatic theories to cultural practices – through visual, audio, printed matter, performance, and event-based projects – allows us to engage with a broader spectrum of communities, artists, and media. Site-specific, Temporary Installations: Creative Migration collaborates with artists and organizations whose practices align with our mission. We support the conceptualization, production, and presentation of temporal installations, encouraging artists to share their work through exhibitions that engage a cross-section of society, providing a platform for conversation and community building. Artist Residencies & Creative Hubs: Creative Migration is growing a network of unique residency experiences, focusing on the building of civil society through artistic practices and direct engagement. In 2017, we launched an artist residency at Les Rochers in Normandy, France. Now, we’re establishing Bangkok 1899 later this year.

Target demographics: cultural diplomacy, global, collaboration

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 5,000 citizens through public art

Geographic areas served: art, public engagement, sustainability

Programs: Bangkok 1899, Neutra VDL Residency, Telluris, Welcome To You, The First Human Born In Space, Projection, Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters, Where's My Revolutionary Spirit?

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you’re interested in arts and cultures. Creative Migration is one of the best organizations for you.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Art not only entertain me but also give a motivational too.

1 Chantarat R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing place to visit in Thailand! It fills with rich cultures and history, plus the staffs are really informative and chill. I rate this place an A for awesome.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Art is never created in a vacuum. Cultures and public circumstances are important behind the creator. Hope to see the more project from Creative Migration and artist !

1 Eve C.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bangkok 1988 is an amazing place to learn a new experience of arts and culture.

I'm looking forward to seeing this project.

2 Thanya P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bangkok1899 is a great project!
People can learn and share regarding art and culture together especially, Thai culture.

I hope this project will be success in Thailand.

3 Chen Po T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not everyone has the luxury to travel abroad for art and cultural experience. Creative Migration changed the approach by bringing the 'world' into local communities, creating art and cultural diversity in places you least expected.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Creative Migration is a progressive organisation that looks not only to nurture art but enhance its social impact. It does this by encouraging the creation, interaction and reflection on art across borders and socio-economic status.

My first interaction with Creative Migration came from its Bangkok project: Bangkok 1899. Here, Creative Migration uses art as a centrepiece for community building while working in collaboration with several other Bangkok-based charities and initiatives to attend to local needs in a holistic manner. I feel that the project is definitely on its way to becoming a distinguished community centre of sorts that will no doubt provide inspiration and perhaps even a blueprint for the development of similar centres around the world.

5 Faii T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place to learn about art and exchange culture.
Very nice and friendly staff!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Creative Migration is working hard to advance cultural diplomacy not only in the USA but also at an international level. I'm more than happy that Creative Migration is also working in Bangkok, Thailand. It's truly exciting to see the mixture of arts, public engagement, and sustainability in this side of the world.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Creative Migration for 3 months, and I loved every aspect of my experience working there. Creative Migration has a brilliant and unique mission for a great cause that opened me to a completely new world that intersected between the arts and non-profits; I gained so much insight in different ways on how to run a non-profit organization at an international level . I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend and participate in exciting events as well as connect with various people from across the globe. Susannah and Jasmin are amazing, inspiring, and such humble people to work with - I couldn't have asked for better mentors! Will truly cherish this experience as it helped me grow both professionally and personally.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been incredibly impressed with Creative Migration's ability to flexibly respond to opportunities that align with it's core values - promoting creative connections and sustainability. Most of all, it's core team pays detailed regard to the individual artistic personalities that it works with on each respective project; from my insights as a volunteer, its Director's great strength lies in incorporating her personal artistic passion to skillfully bring people together and facilitate new collaborations.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started working with Creative Migration since its early days and it turns out not only a pleasant period but also a great learning and exploring experience I have seldom had in other fields. To working on a non-profit in California, especially during the financial down time, is not an easy task. But to many's surprise, we could often find enterpreneurship, energy and optimism in CM organization and its partners and friends. It is not blind optimism but, based on my observation over the years, reflects that people engaged with CM are clear about its mission and where the projects will lead to: self-discovery, innovation, fun, reflection - all the inspiring and enlightening (someitmes sharp) things one should/could find in arts and life, despite various kind of external difficulties. I have to admit that has encouraged me personally, and thus decided to be a part of it for its future growth

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love CM's mission and they way they bring people together for an important cause, quite possibly the most important cause of our time. Bridging the gap between artists and viewers CM makes sustainability accessible. I am a big fan of their events and have been a supporter for years. They are amazing to work with and I am excited to see what is in store for the future.

3

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a sustainability professional, the entertainment industry has a bit of a way to go, from my perspective. Creative Migration (CM) is an important non-profit and is structured to change this. Not only does CM make all of its films as sustainable as possible, but also has a mission to educate the public and make a real change in this industry. It even has events that are carbon neutral. Creative Migration’s work is on the international stage collaborating effectively with other, I strongly feel this non-profit it is making a difference.

3 Rachael9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a lover of modern art, and someone that has observed the positive affect of street art on the public consicousness, I hold in high esteem the challenge Creative Migration has set itself to harness the power of art for the good of the environment. People are trying in so many ways to raise awareness of the harm being done by humankind globaly, so much so that we hear about global warming and enviromental pollution everyday; so often in fact, that we may become numb to the message. Creative Migration is unique in that it provides the artictic slap needed to shake us up, have us react, and ultimately motivate us not to give up the fight. Keep up the good work!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Coming into contact with Creative Migration has deeply affected the way I approach making artwork.
Their merging of artistry with social conscience is a real source of inspiration. Creative Migration's direct and passionate approach to storytelling brings their principals down to earth in a way that is deeply empowering.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I discovered Creative Migration through Open Engagement at Portland State University when studying social practice. Creative Migration has a very unique take on using art mediums through sharing knowledge on events and places in the world.

3 Adam37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for Creative Migration as a video editor of their recent documentary, Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters. I immediately fell in love with the project and ended up giving over 100 hours of my time for free in order to complete the film. I am impressed at the detail and dedication the organization outputs when it comes to sustainably completely projects, especially making films. They are doing a great service to the world by spreading awareness about global climate change and setting a great example for all filmmakers who wish to tell their stories sustainably.

5 GiNa K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began interning with Creative Migration this year and have loved every moment of it. I've also been inspired to promote and practice more sustainable filmmaking methods as a direct result of my involvement with CM. It's great to be part of such a wide-reaching movement and to be aware of the impact of art on social change.