Local Identifier(s)

OC/8/3 (local reference number)


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


2004 onwards (is coverage date of)

Access status

On site


Scope and Content

Records associated with the 'First Step' showcase/


This records set brings together records relating to the First Step exhibitions at the Centre, 2004-2014. 

'First Step' was an alternative platform to supporting new and emerging talent and was specifically aimed at artists of Chinese heritage whose work could be displayed two-dimensionally or appropriately within a small exhibition space on the stairs in the Centre. Although artists could show existing works, they were encouraged to create new works specially for the space. The space was also closely linked with the CD:GM and the PAD scheme project which supported emerging artists. 

Management and Use

Conditions of Access

Low resolution versions of some of the records from this set are available through the online catalogue for personal non-commercial use if they are the copyright of the Centre and have been previously publicly available. Accessible surrogates of the records is accessible to researchers by appointment in the CFCCA archive and library searchroom unless prohibited under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Conditions of Use

Records within this series which are copyright of the CFCCA are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, unless restricted by other legislation. Records created by other creators are not available online unless we have the permission of the copyright holder

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

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

Related Terms

SubSeries (has record set type)
On site (has access status)
First Step (2004-2014) (is related to)


Rules or conventions

Our archival collections have been catalogued following the International Standard of Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and principles of Records in Context (RiC). The library collection has been catalogue following the RDA (Resource Description Access) standard licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The collections have also been indexed using RDA values licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The catalogue also contains information from Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® and Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® which are made available under the ODC Attribution License.