CFCCA is committed to creating opportunities for a diverse audience to learn, engage, interact and respond to our programme.

We work with a variety of local partner organisations alongside artists and practitioners to deliver a range of engagement activity closely linked to our programme, developing activities which will benefit and enrich the lives of a variety of audiences from young people to our local community.

Year of the Rat drawing competition at CFCCA (2020). Photo by Kiran Mistry.

Year of the Rat drawing competition at CFCCA (2020). Photo by Kiran Mistry.

Families and Age Friendly Events

CFCCA offers activities that cater for families, young children and older people. To find out more visit our events listings.

Group Tours

We welcome group bookings for tours from schools, universities and other community groups. To organise this please email allowing at least two weeks notice. We aim to accommodate requests depending on staff capacity.

CFCCA Marbling Workshop, Dumpling Social Club, 2020. Photo by Ben Harrison.

Marbling Workshop, Dumpling Social Club at CFCCA (2020). Photo by Ben Harrison.


YouthLab is CFCCA’s programme for young people (aged 16-25) who are interested in contemporary art and developing – or considering developing – a career in the arts and culture sector. Through a series of free practical workshops, artist talks and cultural trips, those who take part are offered the opportunity to work alongside CFCCA staff, artists and local, national and international practitioners to develop their skills and experience and work on live public-facing projects, supported by the CFCCA team.

To find out more about current YouthLab projects, please visit the YouthLab page. Upcoming opportunities will be advertised on our Open Calls page.

Our current YouthLab project is supported by a grant from Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST).

Dumpling Social Club

The Dumpling Social Club is an arts programme for Chinese older (50+) people. Participants have the chance to practice art-making, meet like-minded people, visit other arts and culture venues across Greater Manchester, and enjoy making and eating dumplings!

For more information, please visit our Dumpling Social Club page.

If you are interested in our learning and engagement programme, please contact us at or call 0161 832 7271.