We’re transforming Chiang Mai into a beacon of sustainable development. With a focus on education, social welfare, economic growth, and environmental sustainability, we’re building a city that’s in harmony with a better world

Mission

People & Community

At the heart of Chiang Mai Touch is a commitment to strengthen the bonds within our community. We aim to create inclusive spaces where locals and visitors alike can engage in meaningful dialogue, share experiences, and work together for a sustainable future.

Education

Education is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe in empowering individuals through knowledge and skill-building workshops. From traditional crafts to modern technologies, our educational programs are designed to enrich minds and open new pathways for lifelong learning.

Local Economy

Chiang Mai Touch is dedicated to boosting the local economy by promoting homegrown talents and businesses. We aim to create a thriving marketplace that not only showcases the best of Chiang Mai but also provides economic opportunities for local artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs.

Art & Culture

Art and culture are the soul of any community, and Chiang Mai is no exception. Our mission includes the preservation and promotion of local arts and traditions. Through exhibitions, performances, and interactive workshops, we celebrate the rich cultural tapestry that makes Chiang Mai unique.

Who are we ?

“Chiang Mai Touch is a collective of visionaries, community leaders, and changemakers deeply committed to the sustainable development of Chiang Mai. We are rooted in the rich cultural and natural heritage of our city, and our vision is aligned with global sustainability goals. Our team’s diversity, spanning various fields like education, social welfare, economic development, and environmental conservation, fuels our innovative approach to addressing Chiang Mai’s unique challenges and opportunities.

We are more than an organization; we are a movement towards a more sustainable, prosperous, and harmonious Chiang Mai. We believe in the power of community and collaboration, working hand in hand with local communities, government bodies, and other stakeholders to strengthen the bonds of civil society. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey to shape a brighter future for Chiang Mai and its people.”

Upcoming Events

Chiang Mai Street Jazz Festival 2023

Founded in 2019, the Chiang Mai Street Jazz Festival has evolved from a musical event to a symbol of unity and diversity through jazz. In 2023, the festival aims for a cultural transformation in Chiang Mai, mixing global and local musical styles.

This year also introduces ‘ChiangMai Touch,’ a new organization formed from collaborations between local groups and businesses. The organization symbolizes unity and shared ambitions.

Celebrating its fifth year, the festival focuses on enhancing cultural understanding by showcasing diverse musical genres. It serves as a platform for local musicians to express their creativity and engage with the community.

Scheduled for December 8-10 at various venues, the 2023 festival aims to fortify Chiang Mai’s cultural and musical landscape. It’s more than a jazz festival; it’s a celebration of unity, diversity, and the vibrant spirit of Chiang Mai.

Rice Festival

“The Rice Festival is a significant event held in the heart of Chiang Mai Province, specifically in Mae Daed Noi Village, Kalayaniwattana District, and San Din Daeng Village, Chom Thong District. This celebration is more than just a festival; it’s a tribute to the life-sustaining grain that is deeply woven into the fabric of our local culture and community.

The Rice Festival underscores the importance of our local rice, a cornerstone of sustainable food security and a symbol of our collective efforts to mitigate environmental and social changes. It’s an event where we honor the humble grain that has nourished generations and shaped the diverse cultures of our community.

Rice, for us, is more than just a staple food. It’s a shared memory, a taste that everyone has experienced since the beginning of their lives. The gathering of rice grains at our festival is a powerful symbol of unity, change, and the realization of our community’s dreams.

The Rice Festival is a testament to our past, a reflection of our present, and a beacon for our future. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the grain that sustains us, the traditions that define us, and the dreams that unite us.”

Urban Oasis: Cooling Down Chiang Mai

Urban Oasis: Cooling Down Chiang Mai’ was an initiative that sparked innovation and positive change in our city. We hosted the ‘Khao Soi Art and Music Festival’, a vibrant gathering that brought together a diverse group of creatives and activists from the Phra Pok Klao Road area. We transformed the heart of Chiang Mai into a space of exploration and appreciation, hosting activities like ‘Coffee Talk’, a narrative journey into the world of coffee, and ‘Immersive Playground by Glom’, a recreational activity that enhanced learning through traditional Thai toys.

Our ‘Walking Exploration’ offered unique insights into the city, while ‘Music By Your Side (Walk)’ showcased diversity through music. We also held a Live Painting Performance at Matoom Art Space, an interactive light projection activity, and an ‘Art & Lighting Installation’ at Soi San Phaya Mengrai. We promoted appreciation of British architecture through ‘Music in The Garden’ and hosted the ‘Music Language Seminar’ with Brother Cha Hamo, who brought over 20 years of professional music experience. These activities reflected our commitment to fostering a cooler, more sustainable Chiang Mai.

Urban Talk

“Urban Talk: Community Dialogue” is a pivotal activity under the Chiang Mai Touch initiative, aimed at fostering meaningful conversations about the city’s future. This platform invites local residents, policymakers, and experts to engage in open dialogue, exchange knowledge, and collaboratively address the pressing challenges of urban development. By empowering citizens with information and a voice, Urban Talk aims to shape a more sustainable and inclusive future for Chiang Mai.

Become our partner

Sponsorship

Join us as a Sponsor and play a pivotal role in enriching Chiang Mai's community life. Your support will not only elevate our events but also create lasting impact, from fostering education to promoting local culture. Let's collaborate to make Chiang Mai a better place for all.

Venue Partnership

Become a Venue Partner and offer your space as a hub for community engagement and learning. Your venue will host a variety of activities, from educational workshops to cultural events, making it a cornerstone in the community's growth and development.

Education and Workshop

Share your expertise as an Education Instructor and inspire the next generation. Whether it's arts, sciences, or life skills, your knowledge will empower our community members to aspire for more. Join us in shaping the future of Chiang Mai through education.