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The Siam Society under Royal Patronage was founded in 1904 in cooperation with Thai and foreign scholars to promote knowledge of Thailand and its surrounding region. The Society premises on Asoke Montri Road in Bangkok house a library that has a unique collection including manuscripts and rare books. The Kamthieng House, a precious example of northern Thai architecture, houses a folk museum. Study trips are made to historical sites, cultural events, and nature sites in all corners of Thailand and overseas. Lectures are organized several times a month on a wide range of topics. The Journal of the Siam Society and the Natural History Bulletin are published annually and distributed free to members. The Society also publishes scholarly books; stages performances of music, dance, and drama; hosts exhibitions and conferences; and is involved in projects of cultural preservation.
Today, the Siam Society has a membership drawn from a broad spectrum of Thais and foreigners, and continues to operate as a non-profit organization dedicated to its founding cause.

Friends-of-the-Arts (a self-supporting non-profit entity) is registered foundation since 2005 and became a fully fledged public charitable foundation registration no.1698 in 2008. We educate, nurture and excite interest in performing arts among general public and young talented throughout the Kingdom. Part of proceeds from the friends-of-the-Arts annual events are invested in young talent for the future and donated to charitable organizations who work towards the well-being of children and community in the Kingdom of Thailand. Throughout the year the foundation stages performances to raise funds and encourage the young Thai talented to perform in a professional environment .

Seub Nakhasathien Foundation established on 18 September 1990. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of the Kingdom of Thailand graciously bestowed upon the foundation the sum of two million four hundred forty-eight thousand five hundred and forty baht as an initial capital for the foundation's fund.
The foundation adheres to the principle of prioritizing the protection of large forest areas and natural habitats, which are the habitats of wildlife, biological diversity, and important threatened species. Its aims are to convey the importance of natural resources to society and decision-makers, and encourage participation in the conservation of forests, wildlife, and natural resources of the country using the Western Forest Complex to serve as a model for the management and conservation of other forest areas.
Website: www.seub.or.th
Facebook: https://th-th.facebook.com/SeubNakhasathienFD/ 

Society for The Conservation of National Treasure and Environment (SCONTE) was founded in 1971. It operates to promote and conserve sites of significance in terms of art, architecture, history, archaeology, and environmental science, including water sources, air, forests, plant species, wildlife; and to promote relevant legislation. It also participates in the Rattanakosin and Old City Preservation and Development Committee. Additionally, it consistently drives initiatives related to art and the environment in collaboration with other organizations up to the present day.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2514.SCONTE/

The SCG Foundation has been aiming to alleviate inequality by providing educational scholarships to children and youth for over 60 years. It has granted scholarships to more than 100,000 individuals, focusing on education that meets the demands of the labor market, such as in the fields of medicine and public health, industry, and information technology. It ignites a new perspective for youth to learn through the "Learn to Earn" concept, aiming for survival readiness, adaptation, skill and knowledge enhancement, as well as life skills to keep pace with the changing world.
One of the projects that align with the "Learn to Earn" concept and has been consistently carried out by the SCG Foundation is the Young Thai Artist Award. This national-level art competition promotes talented youth, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work and emerge as new stars in the art scene, nurturing their dreams towards successful careers as artists in the future.
Website: https://www.scgfoundation.org/

The Thai Film Director Association was established in 2001 by Mr. Nontawat Nimitbutr, the first president of the association. The current president is Mr. Anucha Boonyawatana. Its objectives are: 1) To promote cooperation and solidarity among film directors and related professionals. 2) To enhance the efficiency and excellence of filmmaking. 3) To facilitate cooperation and foster understanding between the association and film-related organizations, both governmental and private, domestically and internationally. 4) To preserve and promote the art and culture of filmmaking in the nation. 5) To serve as a hub for news, knowledge, and information about films, providing consultancy services to film professionals and the general public. The Thai Film Director Association serves as a platform for film directors to exchange various information and acts as a liaison between Thai film directors and organizations both domestically and internationally. It aims to honor and support directors who contribute significantly to the Thai film industry, driving it towards its utmost potential.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thaifilmdirectorpage?mibextid=ZbWKwL
Website: https://www.thaifilmdirectors.com/tfdaboard

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language. We work with people in over 200 countries and territories and are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2022–23 we reached 600 million people.
Website: www.britishcouncil.org

The Japan Foundation is an institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue. Opened in 1974, the Japan Foundation, Bangkok has been enthusiastically implementing a diverse range of cultural activities including art, culture and society, and coordinating various programs supporting Japanese language education and Japan studies, in cooperation with the Thai fellow counterparts.
Website: https://ba.jpf.go.jp/th/home-th/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jfbangkok

SEA Junction, established under the Thai non-profit organization Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies, aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions, from arts and lifestyles to the economy, rights, and development. Located at Room 407-8 of the BACC, SEA Junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources on current and emerging trends in Southeast Asia. Set as an informal place of interaction, SEA Junction provides an open space where people with an interest in the region’s cultures and societies can meet, share information, consult available resources, and read related literature. The richness and challenges of Southeast Asia are also explored through public events, including but not limited to panel discussions, photo and art exhibitions, documentary screenings, lectures, and workshops.
Website: http://seajunction.org/

Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) is an organization which holds annual performing arts meetings since 2016 to encourage exchanges and networking among artists, performing arts practitioners and academic researchers to develop Southeast Asian performing arts communities and to be a platform for Southeast Asian performing arts professionals to connect with the international performing arts scenes. BIPAM meetings have proved to be an important initiative to encourage the critical discourse and exchanges for Southeast Asian performing arts communities and international arts communities as it continues to gain more recognition among the global arts scenes. Since 2020, BIPAM has shifted to organizing its performing arts meeting biannually, and has grown to become a performing arts management service organization based in Bangkok. Its core team is an all-female collective of arts managers, with a vision to invite the world to take a step deeper into the various contexts of Southeast Asia where rich diversity in performing arts is ever-thriving, connecting Southeast Asian performing arts professionals with the international performing arts scenes. Moreover, BIPAM works to enhance the competence of local professionals through BIPAM’s own initiatives, collaboration projects with local and international art organizations, and other arts management services including seminars, workshops, incubation programs, etc.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIPAMbkk

The Thai Theatre Foundation has a mission to "support and strengthen contemporary Thai theatres." We aim to see contemporary Thai theatres grow steadily and sustainably. Our goal is to support various resources for contemporary Thai theatres to operate efficiently and fairly, under the core values of "equality, diversity, and inclusivity."
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thaitheatrefoundation

The Princess Galyani Vadhana Institue of Music was established with the intention to honour and preserve the legacy of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, under the philosophy of "Music of Life, Music of the Land." The institute aims to develop exceptional classical music talents to international standards, while promoting good understanding of classical music to the general public. It seeks to integrate classical music into the lives of people in Thai society and be a key component in developing the nation's human resources towards physical, intellectual, and spiritual prosperity. The institute conducts various projects to disseminate music knowledge to the public, including practical training workshops, providing music education to the general public, and developing music programs for audiences. Its goals include creating stages for students, musicians, professionals, and general audiences to exchange musical experiences, dialogues, and share their love for music together.
Website: www.pgvim.ac.th

As the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut promotes cultural exchange, education, and social discourse.β€―We support the teaching and learning of the German language and provide information worldwide about the cultural and social diversity of Germany and Europe.
The Goethe-Institut Thailand was founded in 1960 and is located on Soi Goethe, in Sathorn, Bangkok. It was the first Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia. We promote and encourage cultural collaboration between Thailand, Germany, and Europe by contributing to festivals and organizing cultural events, exhibitions, productions, and artist exchanges across all fields of arts and culture. Our venue in Soi Goethe hosts an ongoing cultural program in our auditorium, offering a diverse range of activities and events. A significant emphasis is placed on educational programs.
The Goethe-Institut Thailand offers German language courses six days a week, available both online and on-site at the Goethe-Institut in Bangkok, with exams available at all proficiency levels. We collaborate closely with Thai educational authorities, universities, and schools to enrich the learning experience.
Our library serves as a hub for learning, interaction, and co-production. It hosts literary festivals and events, offering a rich collection of books in German, Thai, and English, predominantly focusing on arts, culture, and the humanities. The library also provides access to a wide range of films, board games, and VR sets. Our efforts are supported by a strong partnership with the network of libraries across Thailand.
Website: www.goethe.de
Website: www.goethe.de/thailand
Facebook: www.facebook.com/goetheinstitut.thailand

"The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand" was founded in the year 2502 B.E. (1959 AD) with the name abbreviated as "RPST". The society’s symbol is the image of the Rahu swallowing the Moon (the Hindu mythical deity of lunar eclipse) under the grand crown.
Throughout its history spanning over 60 years, the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand has consistently produced works aimed at developing personnel and promoting professional standards in the field of photography. This includes organizing photography accreditation, creating photography competitions, launching seminars about photographic knowledge and techniques, hosting various photography exhibitions as well as covering various forms of up-to-date activities.
The society is dedicated to elevating the standard of photography in Thailand and aims to become a globally recognized center for photography exhibitions. Its ultimate goal is to drive and develop the photography industry in Thailand to be on par with global standards.
Website: https://www.rpst.or.th/home/index.php

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