Situated in Glasgow city centre, the Centre for Contemporary Arts has been a hub for art, film, performance, literature, festivals and music since 1992. The building comprises three floors and includes two galleries, a cinema, a performance space, a meeting room and an artist residency space. CCA is also home to two shops, Aye-Aye Books and Welcome Home, as well as Saramago Café Bar in the courtyard and terrace.
CCA operates as an artistic hub and has an important place in the general cultural life of the city through offering a wide spectrum of opportunities for people to participate in the arts. At the heart of all our activities is the desire to work with artists, commission new projects and present them to the widest possible audience.
Alongside CCA’s own visual arts programme of exhibitions, artists’ events and residencies, both in the building and internationally, the venue is host to a growing number of festivals, creative organisations and arts groups who bring their own events to CCA through our open-source approach to programming. In 2015, we launched our new public engagement programme which aims to extend access to CCA and has – at its heart – the prospect of cultural and social change explored through art. In 2015-16, CCA has 334,511 admissions to the building, and worked with 244 programme partners.