The idea of having an art centre for the general public has been under consideration for sometime amidst the lack of support for the arts from the state. Successive governments have been blind to the importance of intellectual development and creativity in the national development policy. This need became a rallying cry for the Thai Artists’ Network in their campaign for the building a contemporary art centre, to be current with international trends and fulfilling the national pride, and to provide a place for art and cultural learning in the context of the advancing material culture. The art centre for people should be supported by government as a non-profit public entity. Building an art centre is akin to building an ‘infrastructure for the brain’ In other words, it is providing the 'software' development to match that of the 'hardware'.