Photo of Kuo I Chen's Open Studio in 2016, showing artist in residence studio space

Kuo I Chen Open Studio 2016

Since 2003 CFCCA has coordinated a residency programme, which invites artists, researchers and writers to work and reside in a purpose built studio next to the gallery space. This unique space provides opportunities for development and the space and time to work on ambitious projects. The CFCCA residency programme gives emerging artists an international platform from which to raise their profile, while enriching the arts ecology of Manchester. Each residency concludes with an open studio exhibition, talk or performance, which is a great opportunity to discover new artists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the UK. Click here to see what’s on.

Residencies vary in length with two types of opportunity: Whisper residencies which last two or three weeks, and Breathe residencies which run for approximately three months. We work with a network of cultural organisations across China to deliver exchanges and also accept artists via open call. To see our current Residency opportunities visit ourĀ residency opportunities page.

As part of our residency programme we operate a annual residency exchange with our partners in Taiwan – the Taipei Artist Village. This provides the opportunity for an emerging UK artist to take part in a fully funded three month residency programme in Taiwan as well as the chance for a Taiwanese artist to spend three months here at our purpose built on-site studio space at the gallery in Manchester.

We currently have an OPEN CALL for UK based artist as part of this exchange, please visit our opportunities page for further information or click on the link in the side bar.

Photo of Tzu Ting-Wang in studio

Tzu Ting-Wang Artist In Residence 2017, photo by Constantin Brosteanu

Our current Artist in Residence is Qiaoer Jin who joins us as part of Art for the Environment residency programme delivered in collaboration with University of the Arts, London (UAL). Find out more here.

London based artist Will Pham is currently at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan as part of the residency exchange. Find out more here.