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.


30 Years of CFCCA – Call Out For Shop Suppliers

The CFCCA Shop provides a platform for artists and designers to showcase their work. We pride ourselves on offering many unique and hand-crafted items for sale including: jewellery, clothing, textiles, gift cards, prints, and original or limited edition art-works. Work is accepted on a sale or return basis, with CFCCA retaining a 40% commission on sales.

We are looking for suppliers and stock that will connect with at least two of our criteria:

  • East Asia Influence
  • China/UK (Manchester) fusion
  • Design-led
  • Contemporary

We would like to invite new suppliers to provide some new or existing stock for our shop. Ideally we are looking for items that reflect our interests in contemporary Chinese culture and the relationships between China and the UK.

If you are interested in creating new stock for CFCCA please email your suggestions to



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.


How to Apply

Our residency programme is currently full until 2018 and we are currently not accepting open applications. Future opportunities will be advertised on this page and our social media channels.