CREATIVE MIGRATION, INC

art, public engagement, sustainability

Los Angeles, CA   |  http://creativemigration.org/

Mission

Creative Migration is a women-led, 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. We aim to advance cultural diplomacy through the three pillars of art, public engagement and sustainability. Our focus is on art and social practice, having continuously supported projects to build relationships and develop collaborations through three primary strands: Artist Residencies & Creative Hubs Site-specific Installations Transmedia Projects In 2019, we established Bangkok 1899, a new cultural and civic hub with founding support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund. Our long-term goal is to expand this regenerative model globally.

Ruling year info

2012

Founder & Executive Director

Susannah Tantemsapya

Main address

643 Maltman Ave Suite 104

Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

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EIN

20-2075101

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

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Where's My Revolutionary Spirit?

Late September. 2008. New York City. The dawn of the Financial Crisis. Here we find a small artist collective called Red76. They hail from Portland, Oregon. They've traveled across the country, investigating "Revolutionary Spirit" and what that means in today's society.
To test this idea, they created a pop-up tavern called the Battery Republic.
This is their story.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Academics
Activists
Artists and performers

POST NEW BILLS is the first film about Green Patriot Posters, a highly acclaimed multimedia design campaign that challenges artists to deepen public understanding and ignite collective action in the fight against climate change. It tells the story of its founders and contributors, innovators of social change whose work has reached five million people through print media, public space and digital culture.

The film features interviews with Shepard Fairey, DJ Spooky, Michael Bierut, Dmitri Siegel, The Canary Project and Mathilde Fallot. Locations include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura, New York, Paris and Stockholm.

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Projection is a site-specific, ephemeral invention on the Sunset Pacific Motel in Los Angeles. The building and its immediate surroundings (palms trees, billboard) are cover in a blanket of limewash, signaling an interruption in the visual landscape of Sunset Blvd.

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Adolescents
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Artists and performers

Whether privately or publicly funded, manned space exploration has functioned as testing ground for technological and ideological ambitions.

In the large scale narrative of space, the astronaut is posited as heroic adventurer, the test pilot of scientific advancement. By flipping the pioneer narrative on its head, K_XYZ tells the story of the native astronaut through a series of fictional journal entries authored by a theoretical entity:

The First Human Born In Space.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Academics
Activists
Artists and performers

Telluris: Studies on a universal mountain

In 2017, French artist Noémie Goudal and Creative Migration collaborated on Telluris as a photographic series on various dry lake beds in California’s Mojave Desert. During the shoot, the impact of the wooden structures was realized. The artist decided for the first time, to display the sculpture, as well as the images.

Telluris was first conceived in the Californian desert. Inspired by the frames of fake mountain scenery, these drawings evoke the lines of the so-called “sacred” mountains. However, through this typology of forms, the artist is directly inspired by René Daumal’s Mount Analogue. Her work compares the space of the sacred with a space that becomes “universal,” thus reaching a new form of spirituality.

Telluris was first exhibited at the Filles du Calvaire Gallery in November 2017, then at the Edel Assanti Gallery in London in January 2018. The exhibition will also tour at the Fotografiska Museum of Stockholm and at the Finnish Museum of Photography of Helsinki in Spring 2018.

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Adolescents
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Creative Migration established Bangkok 1899 as a new cultural and civic hub representing an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation.

Our historic location, Ban Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri, originally built in 1899, was designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno. His most famous work includes Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Neilson Hays Library and Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). For the very first time, this landmark is open to the public.

Our goal is for Bangkok 1899 to be a light-hearted atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. The open space encourages individuals to pursue the lost art of leisure, unburdened by consumerism. Our hope is that the public can come together, experience art, have discussions and discover new avenues of creativity.

With founding support from the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) and The Rockefeller Foundation, this international, multi-purpose center includes an artist residency, exhibition/event space, public gardens and and a social impact cafe run by our partner Na Projects. The space acts as a living model of sustainability, implementing Zero Waste practices into its programs and day-to-day operations. In addition, Creative Migration is a steward of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) – adjacent to Bangkok 1899’s historic grounds – which make this location a robust ecosystem of dynamic NGOs.

To find out more about Bangkok 1899, visit bangkok1899.org

Population(s) Served
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Multiracial people
Children and youth
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Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Award 2020

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Top-Rated Award 2019

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Top-Rated Award 2018

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Top-Rated Award 2013

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Affiliations & memberships

Americans for the Arts ACTION Fund - Arts Advocate 2020

Arts for LA 2015

INSTAR (Institute of Artivism Hannah Arendt) 2016

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) 2017

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CREATIVE MIGRATION, INC

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susannah Tantemsapya

Organizational demographics

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Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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Female
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