Frequently Asked Questions 

Our Project

Q: What is Bangkok 1899?

A: Bangkok 1899 is a new cultural and civic hub established by the arts nonprofit Creative Migration.

Q: Who are your partners?

A: Bangkok 1899 has major support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund), with active support from the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Q: Are you a museum?

A: No, we're cultural center, like many that you would find in Europe. Our convivial atmosphere hosts gatherings, exhibitions, performances, workshops and screenings. During the day, our space is open to the public: encouraging individuals to pursue the lost art of leisure, engage in spontaneous discussions, experience art and open up avenues of creativity.

We collaborate with Na Projects, who opened Na Cafe on the first floor and also provides catering for all our events. Next door, is our sister project, the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) who host 7 other NGO’s with like-minded programming, all of which Bangkok 1899 engages.

Q: Are you open for artist residency application?

A: Unfortunately, we currently don't accept solicitations for the residency or projects.

Q: How can I support? Does Bangkok 1899 accept donations? 

A: Your financial contribution is highly appreciated. We accept cash donations on site. You can also send us a cheque to our address or make a deposit through our bank account. Please provide us full contact details so that we can issue you the donation receipt.
   Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), EmQuatier Branch
   Account Name: Creative Migration (East) Foundation
   Bank Account No.: 4680722898

Q: Do you accept interns or volunteers?

A: If you are interested in interning or volunteering, please send us a message through our Contact page.

Q: Who can I make a personal contact with?

A: Please send us a message through the form in our Contact page and let us know what information you need, we will connect with you the right person.

Our Program

Q: What programs are you running?

A: We have four main programs: International Artist Residency, Models of Sustainability, Public Events and Open Spaces. Find out more on our Program and Venue Rental pages.

Q: Are you open for artist residency applications or project proposals?

A: Unfortunately, we currently don't accept solicitations for the residency or projects.

Our Location

Q: When is Bangkok 1899 open?

A: Bangkok 1899 is open from 11:00-21:30, Tuesday - Sunday, and for special events - please check out Public Events page.

Q: How do I get there?

A: By Public Transportation

  • Saen Saep Canal Boat to Phan Fa Bridge (5 min walk)

  • BTS to National Stadium/Ratchathewi, then canal boat or taxi

  • MRT to Sam Yot, then taxi, bus or walk

  • Bus No. 2, 15, 47, 59, 60, 79, 511, 556 to Opposite Phan Fa Pier (5 min walk)

  • Bus No. 70, 157, 503, 509 to The Agricultural Land Reform Office (5 min walk)

Q: Do you have parking available?

A: We encourage public transport, carpooling and taxis. There is no public parking available. You can park at Wat Soonthorn Thammathan (5 min walk). However, we have few limited spaces for special events and venue rentals.

Q: I would like to rent the space for an event, what is the process?

A: Please send your request through our website. You can check the standard rate on our Venue Rental page.

Q: Are there any types of activities prohibited on the space?

A: We are a non-profit space, which means any commercial activities that do not contribute to positive social impact are discouraged. We also do not support any events or gatherings that discriminate against another group of people based on race, religion, sex, age, military status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. We are tolerant and welcoming to all at Bangkok 1899.

Q: What is your policy on selecting activities to be organized on the space?

A: Activities at Bangkok 1899 must be aligned with our mission, vision and values. Please read more on our About page.