Trusts and Foundations

CFCCA believes strongly in creating opportunities for people to engage, interact and respond to our arts programme.

We have a proud history of working with internationally renowned artists, presenting UK exhibition premieres and commissioning new art works. We strive to make this work accessible to local and national audiences and support their understanding and enjoyment in everything that we do.

Our work with school partners, community, and mental health and well-being groups creates opportunities for cultural exchange and learning about contemporary culture between East and West, whilst also developing creative and transferable life skills for participants.

We believe in raising the creative aspirations of all our participants and collaborators, young and old, existing and new.

Creative excellence in the UK is invigorated by cross-cultural conversations, which is why we invite emerging Chinese artists to live and work here in Manchester through our Residency programme. Their experience engaging with our local communities and environment leaves a lasting impact. It’s also why we invite collaborations from artists of all backgrounds whose work contributes to our understanding of an increasingly globalised society and shifting meanings of community, place and identity.

If you are a representative of a Trust or Foundation and are interested in supporting our work please contact CFCCA Director Zoe Dunbar at

To read more about one of our case studies please click here to find out about our Start Education project funded by The Prince’s Trust.

“The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art holds a unique and leading position in Britain as the only National Portfolio Organisation specializing in contemporary art from East Asia.”

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman, Arts Council England


“Art is the expression of the response to the world by an individual, but it is also about shared experience. The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is one of the leaders in the UK in exploring the changing international dynamic of East Asia through contemporary art.”

– Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate


“The experiences of working with CFCCA have allowed me to develop my practice both critically and professionally and I really appreciate the support they have given.”­

– Carol Yinghua Lu, Curator and Artist