Studio 88 Artist Residency is based in the northern Thai town of Doi Saket, just 30 minutes from the creative city of Chiangmai. Co-founded by cultural managers Sasiwimon Wongjarin and Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Studio 88 is driven by a desire to connect creative thinkers and contribute to local communities. Studio 88 provides space and time to experiment with the process of creating. Studio 88 believes in the importance of connecting international creative thinkers with local communities, and they aim to foster this connection through meaningful and tangible projects. Studio 88 Artist Residency is focused on the process of making and thinking in a tranquil space away from the busy day-to-day life. It is an open programme that can be adapted to the needs of each artist, whether it is developing connections to local communities, meeting other artists or having a dedicated space to work on a project.
Doi Saket is a small town of 64,116 people 30 minutes from the heart of Chiangmai. It is a rural setting, surrounded by rice paddies and fields with the mountains as a backdrop. Within walking distance there are several cafes and restaurants, as well as a small supermarket, basic pharmacy, market stalls and a ceramic studio. Nearby attractions: - Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort - Mae Kuang Dam - Wang Tarn Resort - Doi Saket Temple - ComPeung independent artist’s community - Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum - Flight of Gibbon - Sankamphang hot spring - Bo Sang and Sankamphang craft centre There are several beautiful day trips into the mountains, heading in the direction of the mountain town of Chiang Rai.
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