a-n The Artists Information Company

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 25,000 members. We support artists and those who work with them in many practical ways, acting on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods. We have a reputation for providing compelling insights and playing a catalytic role in influencing and informing cultural policy.

Through advocacy and information and from the perspective of artists, a-n’s mission is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirm the value of artists in society.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Textiles, Design, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (now esea contemporary)

Market Buildings, Thomas St, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EU, UK

Instagram: @eseacontemporary

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (now esea contemporary) is based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It is a unique art gallery with a year-round programme of socially engaged exhibitions, events and artist residencies.

CFCCA has over 30 years’ experience of working with emerging and established artists to provide a space for conversation, debate and crosscultural exchange. It is the go to place to discover new artists working internationally and to explore global issues from international perspectives.  

Art forms: Digital Arts, Socially Engaged Practice, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Archive work.



3/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Instagram @harthongkong

HART is a not-for-profit arts organisation under Henderson Land with a mission to foster collaboration and community value through a sustainable culture of creativity.

A collective of art spaces and art programming, HART is dedicated to the facilitation of cultural dialogue, collaboration and new possibilities for art creation, and to that end supports and enables Hong Kong’s creative community through diverse and extensive exhibitions, events, workshops, artist ateliers and salon programming. HART is committed to nurturing local talent and acting as platform for innovation, inspiration and cross pollination among the creative sectors.

As a key player in establishing a robust art ecosystem in Hong Kong and ensuring the next generation of artists and art lovers are supported and championed, HART’s programming extends to community-based arts education and outreach for the under-resourced groups in Hong Kong though their Foundation arm. 

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


University of Salford Art Collection

Photography – Nick Harrison

The University of Salford Art Collection contains almost 700 works of modern and contemporary art, and exists for the benefit of students, staff and the public. It is accessible in key buildings across the University of Salford campus, including New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery and is loaned to other arts organisations and museums. The collection is distinctive in that it has an active acquisitions policy focused on three collecting strands: ‘About the Digital’, ‘From the North’, and ‘Chinese Contemporary Art’. Most acquisitions are developed through strategic partnerships with external exhibition and commissioning collaborators such as Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield Gallery, Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Net Art, Socially Engaged Practice, Film and Video, Installations, Archive Work

New Adelphi Building, University Road, Salford, M5 4BR


Facebook: UoSArts

Twitter: @UoSArts

Instagram: @uos_artcollection



8/F, 23 Wing Wo St, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, Central, Hong Kong

Instagram: @wma_hk

WMA is a non-profit platform set up with the aim to foster discussion through images about topics important to Hong Kong. Each year, a theme is chosen for its programmes which includes WMA Masters, an annual photography competition; WMA Commission, an international annual commission grant; WMA Student, an essay writing contest inspired by visual images; WMA Open, an online image archive and WMA Film.

Art forms: Photography, Film and Video, Installations, Archive work, Socially Engaged Practice



Wing Lung Wai, Kam Tin, Hong Kong

instagram: @one_nine_eight_three

“1983” was founded in 2019. It is located on the ground floor of a local artist’s ancestral house in Kam Tin old walled village. After application and approval, the space offers visitors for chats, gatherings, seminars, screenings, performances, workshops, live streamings, etc. The half-domestic half-studio setting blurs various definition of realistic borders, focusing on linkage of general citizens and cultural workers locally and internationally. 1983 has already hosted more than 30 events, including visiting guests from Japan, Mexico, Palestine, the United States, China, Taiwan, Britain, Senegal, Norway and Hong Kong. The cumulative number of participants exceeds 500. In the future, 1983 aims at working on artistic and thematic researches about surroundings, heritage and communities.

Our exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programmes encompass artistic genres and cultural issues that are relevant to the present, responding to the needs of artists and bringing art closer to the wider community.

Art forms: Film and Video, Installations, Socially Engaged Practice, research-based art


Castlefield Gallery

Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

Instagram: @castlefieldgall

At Castlefield Gallery (Est. 1984), we make new art possible. We are dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art. We are artist facing. We work with artists and creatives in Greater Manchester and beyond, at all career stages. We support them to develop their practice and careers, and to find ways not just to make art, but to make a living. We do this through: our gallery, and its free exhibitions and events that are open to all; through tailored career and practice development support; through our 200-strong artist Associates scheme; through the provision of low-cost studio and project space; through commissions and co-commissions; and through collaboration with universities, including annual graduate programmes that provide mentoring, coaching and more.

For 35 years, we have supported young and older artists, new graduates right through to established artists, connecting them to each other, and to our international network of curators, arts organisations, artists and collectors. Castlefield Gallery’s international work is focused on exchange between artists in the North West of England the rest of the world. We have an established track record in public art commissioning and public realm animation and activation.

We are a female-led organisation and a registered charity. Castlefield Gallery is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and Manchester City Council Cultural Partner. Our Artist Patron is the celebrated Ryan Gander, OBE. 

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art, Live Art

Image: Dammam, 2018, by Omid Asadi, image courtesy of Andrew Brooks, commissioned by the British Council – Helen Wewiora


1a space

Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Instagram: @1a_space

1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated artforms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and international arena. The operation funding of 1a space has been supported by grants and donations. 1a space’s administration cost is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Archive work, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


Blindspot Gallery

Set up in 2010, Blindspot Gallery is a Hong Kong-based contemporary art gallery. The gallery began with a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based art, and has evolved to include diverse media in contemporary art. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists, mainly from Hong Kong and the region but also beyond.

Art forms: Photography, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Sculpture, Painting

15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Bldg, HK


Facebook: BlindspotGallery

Instagram: @blindspotgallery