Artist in Residence

Remote Archive & Library Artist Residency


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and The Portico Library are collaborating on an exciting new project involving an artist residency and an exhibition. We are now accepting applications from UK North West-based contemporary artists and practitioners for a 6-week remote residency (5 July – 13 August 2021) working with CFCCA’s online archive and library collection.

The intended outcome of the residency is for the artist to produce one or more new artworks in the form of a Chinese folded book, to be included in an exhibition developed in collaboration with Open Books International collective at The Portico Library in central Manchester in autumn 2021.

Eligibility: Artists and creative practitioners who are based in the North West of England.

What you get out of it: CFCCA will provide: Administrative and curatorial support from CFCCA’s curatorial team during the residency period; A fee of £480 and materials/production costs of up to £250; Remote access to our archive and library collection, with support from our Project Archivist and Assistant Curator; Marketing support and social media publicity.

The Portico Library will provide: Administrative and curatorial support from The Portico Library’s curatorial team in relation to the development of the exhibition; Publicity and marketing for the project and subsequent exhibition; Installation, insurance and invigilation throughout the exhibition.

Deadline: 9 May 2021

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, UK
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