CFCCA aims to support the professional development of artists and we offer a variety of opportunities for artists – local, national and international – 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 here.

CFCCA Residency Programme

 CFCCA has a long standing and well respected residency programme that has been in place since 2003. Artists and curators are invited to live and work on site at CFCCA in a purpose built studio and living space.

 

The Breathe Residency programme offers artists and curators of Chinese descent an ideal environment to reflect on their practice, research and make new work under the support and guidance of the CFCCA team within an international setting. Residencies usually last up to 3 months.

The Whisper Residency is open to artists and curators of any background, but they must be UK based and interested in exploring ideas around contemporary Chinese culture. It is the perfect residency opportunity for recent graduates or emerging curators who wish to have a taster experience as it is only 3-4 weeks long.

We work with a number of international organisations to deliver our residency programme. More information about both future and previous artists-in-residence can be found on our What’s On pages.

Current opportunities

At present Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is offering two fully funded artist in residence opportunities, to local and national artists to spend up to three months at one of our partner organisations. Please see below for specific details.

Artist in Residence opportunity for a UK based artist to work in Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan, October – December 2017

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.

The residency will be between 2-3 months and should take place between October and the end of December 2017. The selected artist will have access to a studio/living space 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.

Proposal Brief
CFCCA and Taipei Artist Village would like to invite UK based contemporary visual artists to submit proposals to be considered for this exciting artist in residence opportunity.
Proposals should consider how you wish to work with and respond to the artistic and cultural context of your residency placement, alongside the hosting of a workshop and open studio in Taipei, and the nature of how this unique opportunity will benefit your research and practice. Proposals can also take in to account the CFCCA 2017 programme themes of social transformation and digital technology.

Please download the brief for full details and how to apply.

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Artist in Residence opportunity for a North West based artist to work in 501 Artspace, China, September – November 2017

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are pleased to announce an open call opportunity for contemporary visual artists based in the North West of England to apply for a fully funded 2-3 month (up to 10 weeks) artist residency at the 501 Artspace in Chongqing, China.

The residency will be between 2-3 months and should take place between September and the end of November 2017. The selected artist will have access to a studio at 501 and a living space in the local area. The artist will work with staff at the Artspace to engage in the local community and University through workshops, talks and events.

Proposal Brief
CFCCA and 501 Artspace would like to invite North West based contemporary visual artists to submit proposals to be considered for this exciting artist in residence opportunity.
Proposals should consider how you wish to work with and respond to the artistic and cultural context of your residency placement, alongside the hosting of a workshop/talk with local students and open studio in Chongqing, and the nature of how this unique opportunity will benefit your research and practice. Proposals can also take in to account the CFCCA 2017 programme themes of social transformation and digital technology.

Please download the brief for full details and how to apply.

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Deadline for both opportunities: 5pm Tuesday 20 June 2017
Applications will be assessed by a panel including CFCCA Director Nicola Hood, CFCCA Curator Ying Tan and Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast.