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OC/8/1/A/10 (local reference number)


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (is accumulator of)


2007-2013 (is coverage date of)

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Scope and Content

Records related an exchange residency scheme between the Centre and 501 Artspace in Chongqing. 


These record have been brought together as they related to a residency scheme associated with the Centre. 

In the mid-2000s, the Chinese Arts Centre had begun to develop links with 501 Artspace in Chongqing, China. In 2007, the Centre’s Residency Coordinator, David Hancock, received a CtC Development Grant from the British Council to be a resident artist at the venue and assist the curators at 501 Artspace to set up their own international residency scheme.  

An artist exchange scheme was developed between the two venues as a result of the residency. Between 2008-2013, UK-based artist were chosen to take part in two month residency in Chongqing. The artists would be responsible for raising funds to finance the residency, and 501 Artspace would provide a living space and other support for the artist. 

Also Artist Mao Yan Yang, who was based in Chongqing, took part in a residency in Manchester in the Spring of 2008 as a result of the relationship. The Centre applied for funding to host a regular resident artist from 501 Artspace, starting with the curator Chen Jiao Jiao. However they were unable to secure funding for the project. 

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Conditions of Access

Unless restricted under UK legislation, accessible surrogates of the records within this set are accessible for private non-commercial research use online or in the CFCCA Library by appointment.

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Records which are the copyright of the Centre are available for private non-commercial use. For other uses please contact the copyright holders. See individual records for more information.

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This record set was created in 2021 as part of the 'Multicultural Heritage at the Crossroad: Organisational Resilience, Institutional Archive and Multicultural Voices' project with support from London Metropolitan University.