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

Learn & Engage

esea contemporary is committed to creating opportunities for diverse audiences to engage and interact with its programme. We work with a variety of local partner organisations, artists, and cultural practitioners to deliver a range of activities designed to support and enrich the experience of its exhibitions. 

Group Tours

Free exhibition tours are available for schools, universities and other community groups. Please email with at least two weeks’ notice to find out more about scheduling a group visit. 

esea YouthHub

esea YouthHub is esea contemporary’s programme for people aged 16–25 who are interested in contemporary art and are considering a career in the sector. Through a series of free, practice-based workshops, artist talks and cultural trips, participants are offered the opportunity to work alongside our staff, local, national and international artists and practitioners to develop their skills and work on public-facing projects.

YouthHub has previously been supported by C-Change and Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) Pilot Action programme.

esea ArtClub

esea ArtClub is an arts programme for East and Southeast Asian Mancunians over fifty. Participants have the chance to practise art-making, meet new people, visit arts and culture venues across Greater Manchester, and enjoy preparing and eating Asian foods.

esea ArtClub has previously been supported by the Big Lottery Community Fund.