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.

Photo of Tzu Ting-Wang in studio

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

Our current Artist in Residence is Ya-chu Kang, who joins us from Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. Find out more here.