October 17, 2016
POST NEW BILLS screening in Chicago on October 19th!


Join us for a special screening of POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters — a film that tells the story behind the project we’re highlighting in our first exhibition in Chicago: Green Patriot Posters: The Revolution Will Be Designed.

In 2008, the art collective The Canary Project launched a worldwide effort inviting designers, illustrators, photographers and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice. To date, over 500 Green Patriot Posters have been collected. See a selected collection and enjoy the film with us on October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm CT at Xavier, a new apartment building in Cabrini Green.

We’ll have refreshments and a Skype Q&A with Susannah Tantemsapya, of Creative Migration, who created the film that showcases this amazing project.


October 5, 2016
#VoteOurPlanet (Berkeley, CA) 

Vote Our Planet Youth Poster Workshop - all ages, led by artist and teacher Kristi Holohan. Organized by Creative Action Network and Patagonia, in conjuction with the Brower Center's 2016 Art/Act exhibition honoring The Canary Project.

From degraded soils and fracked farmlands to dammed rivers, poisoned water and a rapidly changing climate, our planet is under immediate and increasing threat. The choices we make this November will have a direct effect on countless environmental issues at the national, state and local levels. A vote for the planet is a vote for the future—and the time to act is now.

All workshop participants will design posters with the potential for display in The Canary Project exhibition, up through February 9, 2017.
Please join in for an inspiring, creative afternoon!
Free registration on Eventbrite

Sun, October 9, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

September 23, 2016

Art/Act: The Canary Project featuring POST NEW BILLS (Berkeley, CA)

The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award and Exhibition, Art/Act: The Canary Project honoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project.

The exhibition provides a multimedia overview that shows the kaleidoscopic nature of its work over time. Supporting didactics, archived images and graphics trace how the work connects to the environmental movement and is informed by a theory of change. The exhibition includes selected works from the past ten years, including A History of the Future—a series of landscape photographs taken in places around the world affected by climate change; Eclipse — a video piece about the extinction of the passenger pigeon made in conversation with New Yorker writer, Elizabeth Kolbert; and Green Patriot Posters — a design campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to build a sustainable economy. Also included are photographs and video from Water Gold Soil: American River, a project that examines the water issues of California through the lens of a single flow of water, and also raises deeper political and philosophical questions underlying California’s present ecological crisis.

It is on view September 23, 2016 – February 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
The creators of The Canary Project, artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris will discuss their work in a public lecture presented as part of the opening reception on September 23. The exhibit as a whole will present a strong statement of the many possibilities for art, design and education to contribute vitally to environmental movements. 

April 22, 2015
Earth Day, POST NEW BILLS Film Screening

Design Museum San Francisco:
a nomadic museum of all things design

April 22, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Design Within Reach • Berkeley, CA

In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special film screening to preview our first exhibition Green Patriot Posters. We’ll be showing POST NEW BILLS, a short film documenting the Green Patriot Posters campaign produced by Creative Migration. Hosted by Design Within Reach Berkeley on April 22 at 6:30pm — there will be a live-feed Question & Answer session with the filmmaker Susannah Tantemsapya.

Click here for more information!
Watch the teaser below!

About our generous host: 
Welcome to the best in modern design. At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. “Within reach” means things not found elsewhere. It means in stock.

November 22, 2014
Recap: FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) at UCLA

November 7, 2014
Green Patriot Posters at UCLA climate conference!

Creative Migration & Green Patriot Posters are providing the artwork for FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) in Los Angeles on Nov 14, 2014!

Register for the conference here:

Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015) the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States are organizing FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS), a public conference series across seven cities in the US and in Canada involving renowened scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs. Key speakers from both the US and France will be discussing the role of urban centers in regard to climate change policies: from the changing risks they have to face to the new opportunities they can benefit from.
Climate Ready Cities
Taking actions to mitigate climate change and adapt in urban areas

In partnership with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (LARC) for Climate Action and Sustainability, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles will organize a conference to discuss the challenges climate change represents for cities around the world.

With more than half of humanity living in cities, urban centers are key actors for climate change. Climate change represents a major threat for many cities that will have to face a range of impacts from the consequences of the changing climate (sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, heat waves, etc.). However, the threats brought by climate change can also represent an opportunity and many cities are already taking action to become climate resilient by both decreasing their emissions and by preparing to mitigate the future impacts of climate change.

August 24, 2014

Made in L.A. (Hammer Museum)

Creative Migration's web series WHERE'S MY REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT? & our teaser for POST NEW BILLS will play during KCHUNG radio’s programming for Made in L.A at the Hammer Museum this week!

May 16, 2014

Open Engagement

Creative Migration curates a panel discussion on how creative fields can practice and encourage sustainability.

3:20pm-3:30pm | Susannah Tantemsapya, Creative Migration: Creative Sustainability

This includes a screening of POST NEW BILLS, a short documentary that releases in January 2014 as a part of a two-year traveling Green Patriot Posters exhibition with Design Museum Boston.
Click here for more information!

May 15, 2014

 May 13, 2014
Environmental Sustainability presentation at State Street - Boston, May 15

Susannah Tantemsapya, our Founder/Director, is presenting POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters at the global HQ of State Street on Thurs, May 15. This is a monthly luncheon to engage around 100 of their employees on sustainability!

May 12, 2014

Design Museum Boston screening of POST NEW BILLS - Weds, May 14!

Rooftop Lounge, 20th Floor
315 A Street, Boston, MA 02210


Our final Green Patriot Posters event in Boston! Limited tickets available, first come first serve!

An exclusive, one-time screening of POST NEW BILLS , a short film documenting the Green Patriot Posters campaign made by Creative Migration. Founder & Director of Creative Migration, and filmmaker of POST NEW BILLS, Susannah Tantemsapya, will join us to introduce the film and host an intimate Question & Answer session. Enjoy 315 on A’s 20th floor rooftop lounge and light refreshments!

6:30pm Welcome/Exhibit Viewing on Ground Floor
7:30pm Film Screening on 20th Floor rooftop
8:00pm Q & A with Filmmaker

March 19, 2014

Open Engagement 2014 - Queens Museum (New York)

Creative Migration returns to Open Engagement at the Queens Museum in May! Early bird registration for attendees is now available via Eventbrite.

This time we will discuss how creative fields can practice and encourage sustainability. Details TBA - Stay Tuned!

January 15, 2014
Green Patriot Posters: The Revolution will be Designed 

Creative Migration’s latest film, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters opens January 17th, 2014 at Design Museum Boston’s Green Patriot Posters: The Revolution will be Designed - their latest exhibition showcases hundreds of beautiful posters designed to raise awareness around climate change.

Come see this new exhibition and experience the grand opening of 315 on A, a LEED Gold Certified residential apartment building at 315 A Street Boston, MA 02210

FREE exhibition on view from January 17th - May 31st 2014
Hours: Sat - Wed 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri 10 am - 9 pm

December 18, 2013

Our film releases on January 17, 2014 at the Design Museum Boston.
Here’s our OST on
SoundCloud to listen too - enjoy & support these great artists!

April 1, 2013
#BeyondSustainability - Los Angeles event!

In order to thrive as a society, we have to go BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY  -

The goal of this fundraiser is to expand Creative Migration’s programming – producing documentaries about art and social engagement – to focus on implementing sustainable practices for film, art, travel, culture and lifestyle.

We are working with Sustain LA to make this a ZERO WASTE event. This is inspired by making POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters, which is the only American film accepted into Project Green, a sustainable filmmaking initiative.

- Organic, vegetarian fare by Stuffed Animals
- Small-batch, direct trade coffee by Edison Coffee Roasters
- Local, boutique kombucha tea by Better Booch
- Handcrafted, brewed beer by Angel City Brewery

- Los Angeles superstar DJs: Sean Patrick of the Bystanders and Dirty Dave
- Expert presentations: Creative Director Guillaume Wolf; Renewable Energy/Sustainability Experts Elena Christopoulos; Good Planet Media Founder/CEO Michael Kaliski; Living Homes Founder/CEO Steve Glenn; and Environmental Artist Cristopher Cichocki.

MCs: Charlie Hewson and Julianna Lacoste

Tickets (tax deductible & includes various reward levels): Facebook & Twitter  #beyondsustainability  #creativemigration

Silent Auction (Original Artwork)
Shepard Fairey
Colin Finlay
Lisandro Aloi
Eric Ernest Johnson
Guillaume Wolf
Deedee Cheriel
Skyrocket Studio
Grayson Cox
Zefrey Throwell
Brad Ewing
Erik Hougen
Daniel Rolnik
Silent Auction  (Ltd Editions/Autographed items)
Capitol Records
The Beatles
Duran Duran
PJ Harvey
Liz Phair
White Stripes
Ethan Hawke

Silent Auction (other)
Sweredoski Farms (1 year of produce)
Jewelry by Nico Lopez

“It’s here. Radical changes of weather patterns are going to be affecting a lot of people. The arts are something that help people understand that, they’re kind of shock absorbers... Imagination is the most renewable and sustainable thing we can really have as people.”
DJ Spooky, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters

Recent Press: AMOEBLOG, ORIGIN Magazine, The WILD Magazine and OBEY GIANT


Host Committee –
Susannah Tantemsapya, Founder/Executive Director, Creative Migration
Hilary White, Associate Producer, POST NEW BILLS
Elena Christopoulos, Advisory Board, Creative Migration
Amanda Kari McHugh, Event Coordinator
Matthew McDermott, Outreach Coordinator
Yeh Studio

Food/Beverage Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

                       Security provided by:


BUY TICKETS NOW! - $5 extra at the door

August 30, 2011
100% Funded - We Kicked It!

Our hearts are filled with joy! Thank you for supporting this project, we are honored by your generosity. Stay tuned as our story continues - you are now part of our green film adventure!


August 29, 2011
Filter Magazine Feature

Great blog post in Filter Magazine for the last day of our Kickstarter campaign!

August 29, 2011
“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” - Mark Twain

It’s the last day of our Kickstarter campaign, it’s been a long haul!

Our acceptance to Project Green had accelerated our entire filmmaking process. It’s totally kicking my ass in the best way possible.

It has also allowed all of us to be more thoughtful about our consumption, habits and the challenges of being as green as possible. For instance, I used a disposable plastic cup for my iced coffee today because there wasn’t another option at the coffee shop – but, I did recycle it!

We ended up hiring an amazing PR/social media/marketing rep, Hilary White. It’s been such an intense, learning curve. I feel a million times more capable in this important aspect of filmmaking. I finally learned how to tweet properly, there’s an actual science behind it – also, the proper etiquette for Facebook and mass emails!

We have figured out how to position our project and the language to use. This has definitely developed our narrative, which is invaluable. I definitely feel that we have reached a new level of professionalism through this process. This would not have happened without this intense timeline.
Here’s a few press blogs that came out the weekend:
Extending our outreach virtually is definitely a greener way to go (and saves $$). We’ve raised $2,000 in 3 days and are 60% funded on our Kickstarter campaign which ends by 11pm PST tonight.
Also, we have some exciting updates:
  • Shepard Fairey just donated 20 signed prints for the last days of our campaign - 14 prints left!
  • The Canary Project has generously offered to provide matching funds of $500 once we raise a minimum of $5,000.

It’s the last day of our Kickstarter campaign: we need your help NOW to raise $2,800 in less than 24 hours!
The opportunities for you - when you contribute to Green Patriot Posters you will:
  • Learn to minimize your carbon footprint
  • Join us as we model and educate the public about sustainable environmental practices
  • Participate in a global community of artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, publishers, activists and citizens advocating for social change
  • Get rewards including film credits, cool stickers, posters, copies of the Green Patriot Poster book, autographed copies of the book, and more
  • Make a tax deductible contribution to Creative Migration

PLEASE DONATE to the Green Patriot Posters film and take actions towards a safe, green future when you click this link now:

With love,

August 28, 2011
Argot & Ochre #2

Thanks to writer Daniel Rolnik for our second piece in Argot & Ochre!

August 28, 2011
Amoeba Music Blog Post on our Green Patriot Posters film!

Thanks Eric Brightwell! Check out Amoeba’s blog here!

August 26, 2011
We’re written up on the Obey Giant blog!

JUST IN! Shepard Fairey donated 20 more signed prints for the last days of our campaign!!!

August 26, 2011
Make a Donation & Join a Campaign to Mobilize for Art & Climate Change

Filmmaker and social activist: Susannah Tantemsapya
My passion is art and social activism. I am the Founder and Executive Director of Creative Migration, a non-profit organization that produces documentary films promoting art projects that inspire artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, environmental activists and everyday citizens to promote and practice social change.

The film project: Green Patriot Posters
Our film builds on the momentum of Green Patriot Posters, a multi-channel campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to take part in building a sustainable economy. It has already reached 4-5 million people through bus ads, billboard campaigns, museum exhibitions and media coverage.
Here's the main story of our short documentary film:
  • the vivid and compelling poster campaign at 8 bus shelters in San Francisco during December 2010
  • the evolution and scope of the project including interviews with its founders and contributors
  • the sustainable practices used and modeled throughout the campaign and filmmaking process

The communications campaign: a series of posters promoting environmental awareness and action
  • These posters were selected from Green Patriot Posters, created and curated by Edward Morris (co-founder of The Canary Project) and Dmitri Siegel (Director of Marketing at Urban Outfitters)
  • Morris and Siegel commission posters from design leaders, and have developed an online community for sharing and voting on original designs. The posters are then distributed as widely as possible, including an ecologically designed book, public advertising, workshops and our documentary film!

The players: artists, advocates and urban dwellers
We’re interviewing the following contributors/award-winning graphic artists: Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, DJ Spooky and Michael Bierut in New York City and Mathilde Fallot in Paris; advocates for best environmental practices for artists; and people on the street who encountered these dynamic posters.
The environmental conference: Project Green
We are super excited because Green Patriot Posters is the only American film that has been invited to participate in Project Green, a sustainable filmmaking initiative and an environmental conference being held in Stockholm, Sweden in October 2011.

The opportunities for you - when you contribute to Green Patriot Posters you will:
  • Learn to minimize your carbon footprint
  • Join us as we model and educate the public about sustainable environmental practices
  • Participate in a global community of artists, filmmakers, photographers, writers, publishers, activists and citizens advocating for social change
  • Get rewards including film credits, cool stickers, posters, copies of the Green Patriot Poster book, autographed copies of the book, and more
  • Make a tax deductible contribution to Creative Migration

PLEASE DONATE to the Green Patriot Posters film and take actions towards a safe, green future! Help out and spread the word! 

August 21, 2011
From Adriano Valerio, Mentor to Creative Migration!

Read it on Project Green's blog: I’ve had a long skype conference with Susannah from Creative Migration.  Their ambitious documentary project on Green Patriot Posters is making big steps.  A rough cut of the existing footage has already been accomplished and they still have some interesting interviews scheduled.  They are pre-producing interviews in New York with Michael Bierut and with Dj Spooky, which will follow an LA shoot with Dmitri Siegel.  Two different local crews will work on the project in order to reduce the people transportation to the minimum and respect Project Green guidelines and values.
Still a lot of work it do in order to have a final cut for the Stockholm screening, but the project starts to take a precise and intriguing form.

One major detail: Fundraising is still open and Creative Migration needs some more help. Please give your support and help share the news:
Find out more about Adriano Valerio:
August 21, 2011
Mathilde Fallot says “Become a GREEN PATRIOT!”

Read it on Project Green’s blog:
The lovely Mathilde Fallot invites you to join our movement into greater sustainability! Pledge to our Kickstarter campaign by August 29th and make a difference …

In keeping with our sustainable filmmaking actions, we did a quick video with contributor Mathilde Fallot via Skype on the iPad. We plan to interview her in Paris after our Project Green screenings in Stockholm.
Thanks to one of our mentors, Guillaume Wolf (Prof. G), we are starting daily videos for the rest of our Kickstarter campaign. This will log our progress AND make our project more personal/dynamic. With 9 days left, we are reinvigorating our campaign to encourage more audience participation in our green adventure!
We have also decided to film short vignettes on sustainable actions we are taking during our production. This will really help us adapt to new pro-environmental behavior by actually documenting how we doing it and sharing it with you. Stay tuned for that …
Merci beaucoup!

August 18, 2011
Seasons of Change: full steam ahead on a shoe string …

Read it on Project Green’s blog: “What if the seasons didn’t mean anything anymore? And climate behaved unpredictably? You don’t really want to hear about global warming but increasingly you will have to.” – Mathilde Fallot

Production for Project Green comes with its own set of challenges, primarily the time crunch we are now facing. Oh Kickstarter, it was so much easier to raise funding last year when we weren’t in production during a campaign. I keep “kicking” myself that we chose 44 days instead of the full 60  days. But, it’s not over. We have 12 days left, and a lot of faith that we will make out goal.  Here comes the big push – it’s gotta happen!

We have some good news:
  • LA and NYC crews are all set (volunteers supplying their own equipment)!
  • NYC interviews and locations confirmed – DJ Spooky at Center for Architecture and Michael Bierut at Pentagram
  • NYC accommodations courtesy of Pachyderm Consulting
  • NYC flights courtesy of my frequent flyer miles!
  • recording a Skype message this Friday from Mathilde Fallot for a Kickstarter!!!!
  • getting the rest of our crew outfitted with FCP7 courtesy of our steadfast supporter Eric Kim

I spoke with our mentor, Adriano Valerio, last night. He has been very helpful in guiding us through our creative process. We decided to speak again once we have a new version of our rough cut, which also leaves enough room for the interviews in September.
Please help Creative Migration make this happen (and as “greenly” as possible); not only will your pledge help our project, but your donation is tax deductible and we’ll send you some pretty cool take-aways!  

Please check out our 3 minute video to learn more:

Many thanks,

August 11, 2011
20% funded on Kickstarter + the challenges along the way …

Read it on Project Green's blog:
We are 20% funded for our documentary short film on Green Patriot Posters.  Raising fund via crowd-sourcing is always stressful and of course, there’s no guarantee that we will make our goal.  This definitely adds an intensity to our entire production.
In planning the next couple of months, we have some changes/developments:
-  NYC production dates will be around September 10-15 to interview DJ Spooky and Michael Bierut.  We are planning to stay with friends, use public transit and eat responsibly while there.
-  Dmitri Siegel is moving to Los Angeles the beginning of Sept., so we do not have to travel to Philadelphia anymore.  We can interview him locally.
-  We now are interviewing Mathilde Fallot in Paris after our screenings in Stockholm.  She also has graciously agreed to design our documentary’s poster!  The added travel to Paris balances out not going to Philadelphia.  It makes sense to get this interview done while we are already in Europe, it saves money and cuts down on our carbon footprint (see our blog post on sustainable travel).
-  Unfortunately, we are unable to coordinate with Geoff McFetridge before October due to scheduling conflicts.  This is disappointing, but he is still able to sign 10 books for our Kickstarter rewards.
-  We have a new part-time assistant - Aleks (Leks) Aouad!  Thanks to our pro bono lawyer/board member Jeffrey R. Boxer for his generous donation of paying Leks 10 hours a week to work on Creative Migration.
-  We have a business manager - Debbie Lippert - she is helping us fine tune our finances – preparing our non-profit to get some major funding!
-  Thanks to The Canary Project donating 20 books to our campaign, we lowered the reward from $100 pledge to $60!
p.s. Please vote for our teaser on Climate Change TV - the video with the most votes gets awarded $5,000:  this will help us purchase more equipment in order to keep our production team small and green.

August 10, 2011
How do we travel sustainably for our production?

Read it on Project Green's blog:
How do we travel sustainably for our production?

We realized air travel is the biggest environmental impact for this production (including our flight to Sweden for Project Green) when we calculated our carbon emissions for our production with Brighter Planet. Here are a couple free travel planning plugins we are using, which give us a better sense of our impact:

Careplane inserts carbon footprints into travel search sites
TripCarbon automatically estimates the carbon impact of all of travel

Any other plugins we might consider checking out? And/or ways we can minimize our impact even while traveling via air, etc? We’re open to your thoughts/ideas/etc, so please please share!
More soon on other aspects of our project!

August 1, 2011
Creative Migration launches Kickstarter campaign for Project Green + first Skype w/ mentor!

Read it on Project Green's blog:
We have launched a fundraising/media campaign via Kickstarter to complete our short film for Project Green:
Our new website has launched:

Skype session with our mentor Adriano Valerio about how to document our sustainable filmmaking process - outlining specific examples of what we could have done conventionally, but how we decided to do the same thing sustainably.

This makes Project Green stand out from other film initiatives – here’s some of our first implementations:

-  pre-production/production materials electronically instead of using paper
-  re-chargeable batteries
-  public transport instead of cars
-  reusable water bottles instead of purchasing disposable
-  purchasing carbon offsets

* We’re scheduling our interviews, travel and additional press this week  - more updates soon!
** Here’s a recent PR blog about Creative Migration – despite several incorrect facts – it’s still pretty great – will let you know when it’s been fixed:

June 23, 2011
Proposal accepted: Project Green for NOMAD Films!

Our documentary on Green Patriot Posters has been selected for Project Green, a sustainable filmmaking initiative launched by NOMAD Films and Global Action Plan Sweden in April 2011, which includes mentorship throughout the production and screenings of the final project during October 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.
It's official - we're going GLOBAL!

June 18, 2011
Artist Bailout update: mini-GRANT runner-up!

Artist Bailout - we got a runner-up award of $250 in the grant competition. The votes we so close (1 or 2 votes difference) that they made an exception with the extra funds and created a runner-up prize! The 2 winners got $500 each.

June 18, 2011
Artist Bailout

We're competing for a micro-grant tonite for Creative Migration in Atwater Village (LOS ANGELES) - there's a delicious dinner included. The funds will go towards buying Sennheiser lavaliers (microphones) for interviews + additional external hard drives. It's for the project we're developing called THE GREEN AMERICAN ROAD TRIP. Here are the details! Bring a friend (or two) ...

Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Price: $10 (includes dinner and a ballot) or $5 (ballot) only

Event Schedule:
5pm-6pm: Dinner is served
6pm-7pm: Artist project presentations
7pm-7:30pm: Voting and update from past Bailout winners
7:30pm-8pm: Grant presentation for the winning artist projects

Location: Atwater Crossing: 3191 Casitas Avenue, rm 165 (Corner of Casitas and Minneapolis) Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: 213-220-0295

May 12, 2011
Open Engagement

We're presenting a panel for Open Engagement at Portland State University - discussing past, present and future work – including a  preview screening of the new short film, The Green American Road Trip - here's the details:

Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Creative Migration
"People and Publics"
Autzen Gallery, Neuberger Hall

Panelists include:
Gabriel Mindel-Saloman (Red76)
Colin Mutchler (LoudSauce/Green Patriot Posters)
Susannah Tantemsapya (Creative Migration)
Christopher Steidle (Creative Migration)

* events are first come, first serve, so get there early if you want to see us in* note – Colin Mutchler is taking the place of Edward Morris to discuss the Green Patriot Posters project
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