CFCCA aims to support the professional development of artists and we offer a variety of opportunities for local, national and international artists to work with us.
We welcome artistic submissions at CFCCA. Exhibition proposals for our Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 spaces will be reviewed on a regular basis by our Programming team. Please be aware we plan our programme up to 2 years in advance.
To submit an expression of interest please download our Artists Submissions Application Form
CFCCA Artist in Residence Programme
CFCCA has a long standing and well respected Artist in Residence programme that has been in place since 2003. Working with international and local partner organisations selected artists are invited to live and work ‘in residence’ on site at the gallery in a purpose built artist studio and living space. The artists on site are invited to engage further with the CFCCA audience & local community through a series of artist workshops and events directly linked to the individual artists work.
The Breathe Artist in Residence programme offers artists of Chinese descent an ideal environment to reflect on their artistic practice, research and make new work within an international setting. These residency opportunities usually last 2-3 months and culminate in an Open Studio event to showcase resulting work and research.
The Whisper Artist in Residence programme is open to artists of any background, but they must be UK based and interested in exploring ideas around contemporary Chinese culture and/or our seasonal themes. These residency opportunities usually last 3-4 weeks and host an informal Open Studio event.
CFCCA works with a number of international partner organisations to host international artist in residence exchanges for local, and nationally based, artists to live and work in China for up to 3 months as part of a Breathe Artist in Residence exchange. Details of these exciting opportunities will be found on our Artistic Opportunities page as they are announced.
We currently have two open calls. One for the Breathe Artist in Residence exchange to Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan. If you would like to apply for this opportunity please download the open call brief and apply by Monday 9 April. The Second is for our Whisper Artist in Residence, a fully funded three month residency here on site at our galleries in Manchester. Please apply for this opportunity by Monday 16 April.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are pleased to announce an open call opportunity for contemporary visual artists based in the UK to apply for a fully funded 3 month (up to 12 weeks) artist residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan.
Taipei Artist Village is conveniently located at the hub of Taipei’s business and government districts. The 1,650-square-meter site and 4-story building are in the heart of Taipei City.
The residency should take place between 8 October and 28 December 2018. The selected artist will have access to a studio/living space located in the Artist Village and will work with staff at the Taipei Artist Village to engage in the local community through workshops, talks and events.
The artist will receive economy return flights from Manchester to Taipei, materials expenses, a daily per diem for living expenses. Administrative and curatorial support plus language support & translation from Taipei Artist Village staff and volunteers.
*If you have any questions please contact Residency Coordinator Abi on: email@example.com
You can download an application form here
OPEN CALL for annual ‘Whisper’ Artist in Residence placement where you’ll be living and working on site at the CFCCA gallery in Manchester! If you are interested in this opportunity please download the open call brief and apply by Monday 16th April.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are pleased to announce an open call opportunity for contemporary visual artists based in the UK to apply for a fully funded 3 month (dependant on artists availability) artist residency on site at CFCCA Gallery in Manchester.
The residency should take place between 6th August and 01st September 2018. The selected artist will have the opportunity to conduct local research, create new work, meet local artists and community residents, host a workshop and open studio whilst living and working in an artist studio with living accommodation attached.
The artist will receive economy return train travel to and from Manchester, material expenses and daily per diem for living expenses.
If you have any questions or queries please contact Abi on: firstname.lastname@example.org