esea contemporary is a registered charity which relies on the generous support of our audiences, funders and partners to deliver our boundary-pushing, community-oriented programme.

Through your donation, you are making a difference to the artists and communities we champion. With your support, visitors of all ages and walks of life can be enriched by our free exhibitions, events, and programming. 

We must continue to raise funds to maintain our exhibitions, programme and projects, as well as our Grade II listed, RIBA Award-winning building. Public funding, individual donations, and the income raised through venue hire and other projects support us, but we need your help to further our ambition to empower and platform East and Southeast Asian communities. 

We are extremely thankful to everyone who donates. 

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Supported using public funding by Arts Council EnglandGreater Manchester Combined Authority


Britsh CouncilCentre for Chinese Visual Arts
Manchester City Council
University of Salford Art Collection


This is an incredibly exciting time to join the team as a volunteer. We are looking for volunteers to bring the gallery to life as we get ready to open our upcoming exhibition and programme. 

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, and develop new skills and knowledge. Get behind the scenes and gain experience working for a unique contemporary art space in the centre of Manchester.

Why volunteer?

Current vacancies

We are looking for volunteers to support our programme. We are currently recruiting on a rolling basis.