CFCCA strongly believes in creating opportunities for the wider public and local community to engage, interact and respond to our arts and research programmes.

This involves our expanded public events programme alongside a more targeted programme of activity for families, young people, older people, schools and groups who require further support.

CFCCA works with a variety of local partner organisations alongside artists and practitioners to devise and deliver a range of engagement activity closed linked with our ongoing exhibitions and research programmes.

We believe in working closely with local groups and partner organisations to develop activities which will benefit and enrich the lives of our local community and serve to greater connect the gallery and its work to our local community.

If you are interested in getting in touch about developing a project together please contact us on: hello@cfcca.org.uk

Youthlab

Youthlab is Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art’s new initiative to develop a dynamic learning advisory board by young people aged 14-19 living in Greater Manchester.

Youthlab takes place weekly, every Tuesday, until 19 December 2017. We meet from 5-7pm. No experience necessary to take part in our, free, fun and informal arts workshops & learning. Just drop in!

On Tuesday 24th October we are hosting a unique session to welcome new participants to Youthlab. If you would like more information before joining please contact Abi (Engagement Coordinator) on: abigail@cfcca.org.uk / 0161 832 7271.

During your time with Youthlab you will take part in workshops, meet artists & gallery staff, visit other cultural spaces, research things that interest you and share your skills with others. The main aims of the group will be to allow young people the opportunity to provide views, ideas and fresh perspectives to inform the galleries future programme and events.

Recently, Youthlab have made stop motion animations, hosted their own block printing workshop, produced an exhibition, collaborated with Whitworth Young Contemporaries and learnt how use creative technology at MadLab.

As part of Youthlab you can work towards achieving an Arts Award Bronze, a unique qualification provided by Arts Award which supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with & take part in the wider arts world.

CFCCA can offer a small travel bursary of up to £5 per session per participant for public transport to the gallery to attend Youthlab. Please present your valid bus/tram/train tickets at the start of each session.

We asked some of Youthlab’s participants to tell us why they decided to get involved:

“I want a career in fashion and wanted to do art to expand my creative skills. The idea of being attached to an art gallery also appealed to me” – Emily, aged 17.

“I was interested in doing the Arts Award and I wanted to join a club outside of school” – Shawayne, aged 16.

“I would like to develop my skills and build my portfolio” – Caitlyn, aged 17.

Families & Young People

CFCCA offers a range of bookable workshops and free drop in activities for families over the course of the year, often focused around Chinese New Year, the summer holidays and the December festive season.

Check out our What’s On page for full details on how to get involved with these workshops.

If you work with a group of young people such as guides/scouts, youth clubs etc. and would like to get involved with CFCCA, whether just visiting the gallery or interested in booking a tour or workshop, please get in touch and we would be happy to arrange this. Contact Engagement Coordinator Abi on: abigail@cfcca.org.uk

Schools

CFCCA is a unique centre for art and research focusing on contemporary art from Greater China as well as showcasing the work of local and national artists.

If you would like to visit the gallery with a class or small group then please get in touch to arrange this on 0161 832 7271 or email Engagement Coordinator Abi on: abigail@cfcca.org.uk

CFCCA is currently developing a more focused schools and universities engagement programme which will feature bookable workshops and expanded tours. Details of this will be announced soon, sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about future workshop opportunities.

Universities

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is a unique centre for art and research focusing on contemporary art from Greater China as well as showcasing the work of local and national artists. The gallery actively invites and encourages universities to visit the gallery whether through self-led small group visits or through bookable expanded visits which can include Curator tours & talks and activities.

If you would like to visit the gallery with a class or small group then please get in touch to arrange this on 0161 832 7271 or email Engagement Coordinator Abi on: abigail@cfcca.org.uk

Arts Award

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is a registered Arts Award Supporter, this means that any activity or visit you take part in on site can count towards your Art Award portfolios. Whether just visiting the gallery and documenting some artwork, writing a review or taking part in a workshop taking part in this at CFCCA can help towards completing your Arts Award journey.

See our What’s On page for more information on relevant upcoming workshops and activity.

Our Youthlab workshop series allows participants the opportunity to work towards an Arts Award Bronze. If you are 14 – 19 then please join us on Tuesdays for our weekly workshop sessions.

For further information on Arts Award then please visit the Arts Award website: www.voicemag.uk/artsaward

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