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The Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for creative activity. The building is steeped in history and the organisation has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. We are proud to contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Scotland’s exciting arts scene.
Our year-round programme includes cutting-edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and much more. We have an open-source approach to programming and work with a growing number of partners and individuals to whom we often offer residencies in the building and/or the space to programme their own events. At the heart of all of activities is the desire to work with artists, generate new projects and present them to the widest possible audience.
CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, presenting national and international contemporary artists in our gallery space. We are also home to Intermedia Gallery, showcasing emerging artists. Entrance to exhibitions and many events is free.
Always experimenting, challenging, asking questions and proposing ideas, we have connected new and established artists and communities in Scotland with artists and communities across the world. We are committed to supporting the development of new work and offer a programme of artist residencies, providing studio space and mentoring support for artists.
CCA is home to a number of other cultural and artistic organisations. Cultural Tenants include Camcorder Guerillas; Cryptic; Electron Club; MAP Magazine; Paragon Ensemble; Playwrights’ Studio Scotland; Scottish Ensemble; Scottish Writers’ Centre; Space 11, Random Accomplice & Vox Motus; The List; University of the West of Scotland; Vanishing Point and Voice Business.
Saramago Café Bar offers a relaxed environment and a great menu during the day as well as lively place to hang out in the evenings. Free wi-fi is available throughout the building. Independent shops Aye Aye Books and Welcome Home are located in the entrance area, offering a wide range of publications, craft and design to take home.