Corporate Support

This is the Chinese Century – culturally as well as economically.

Help us to host our world-class exhibition programme by sponsoring us.

Corporate support makes a significant contribution to the success and continuing high standard of our exhibition, residency and outreach programme. Align your brand with our programme to raise your profile internationally.

CFCCA exterior 2015 - Arthur Siuksta

Market analysis suggests that China will be the first non-western developing country to dominate the world economy by as early as 2020. Culture plays a key role in brokering strong international relations between the UK and such a globally dominant area of the world. Already the Chinese Contemporary art market is growing at an unprecedented rate, and future-facing Chinese business people are driving investment.

The UK business sector is acutely aware of the importance of building links with China, to increase trade and investment and attract global talent – as exemplified by initiatives such as the Manchester-China Business forum, launched at CFCCA by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in April 2013.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is unique as the only not-for-profit organisation working exclusively in the field of Chinese contemporary art. We have been delivering our ground-breaking programme at the heart of Manchester’s cultural economy for 30 years.

Our contacts and reputation in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is unparalleled. This reputation enables us to access major Chinese artists with the support of leading cultural institutions.

Support our programme through sponsorship or in kind giving and enjoy the following benefits:

  • International brand exposure online, in print and throughout the gallery.
  • Direct access to Chinese artists, galleries and businesses.
  • Invitations to Private Views and Curatorial Tours for you and your clients
  • Reduced venue hire in our RIBA award-winning building – Click here to find out more.


For more information contact CFCCA Director Zoe Dunbar at

“Culture plays a central role in Manchester’s economic growth strategy and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is important in attracting visitors to the city and strengthening our business links with China and East Asia.” ­

– Sir Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council


“CFCCA enriches the cultural scene in Manchester and is in a unique position to strengthen the city’s links with China to attract business investment and support economic renewal.”

– Lord Nat Wei, Politician and Social Entrepreneur


“As we enter a golden decade of UK China relations, reinforcing cultural links is vital and will also support the UK economy through promoting trade and tourism between our two great nations.”

– George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer