Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition-making, public programmes, publishing, and residencies.
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) developed out of the Context Gallery in The Playhouse. Since its conception in 1992, the gallery has exhibited emerging artists from Northern Ireland alongside international peers.
CCA’s activities builds on the history of the Context Gallery but has a wider mandate, fostering a range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices, locally, regionally and internationally. CCA opened in the autumn of 2012 in a space designed by Michael Carr Architects.
CCA has collaborated with Treignac Projet, France; CIAP Vassivière, France; Ormston House, Limerick; Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Cork; IMMA, Dublin; Art in General, New York; Artsonje, Seoul; Beirut, Cairo; Belfast Exposed, Belfast; Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka; Casco, Utrecht; Collective, Edinburgh; FormContent, London; Independent Curators International, New York; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Lisbon; Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick; The Showroom, London; Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin; amongst others.
Interim Director / Curator (Public Programmes)
Jaci Wilde (Chairperson), Eileen Walsh (Vice Chairperson), Susan Kelly, Noelle McAlinden, Tina McCauley, Dominic Kearney.
Special Advisor to the Board Declan McGonagle
CCA is a registered charity limited by guarantee. Charity number NIC101414.
All of our work is non-profit.
CCA is grateful for the continued support of our primary funder, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. CCA also acknowledges funding and support received from Derry City and Strabane District Council, the British Council, Mondriaan Fund, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and The Art Fund.
CCA is a member of Plus Tate.
Plus Tate is a network which comprises thirty five cultural institutions – including the Tate galleries – that have strong artistic vision, a focus on contemporary art, outstanding public programming and a commitment to local community engagement through art. Plus Tate aims to support the development of the visual arts across the UK.
10–12 Artillery St
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland
During exhibitions the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6pm
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