The Lancaster Chinese Arts Festival is a annual celebration of Chinese arts and culture, you can find out more about the different ways we support artistic growth, development and exposure via our initiatives or share arts practice and awareness through our outreach programme.

You can also find more information about the many artists who have been part of the Festival since it was formed via our artists profiles section.

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Performance by Puppetcraft at Lancaster Library
Ravelling Threads Art Installation by Gale Chen

Artists Residency

The Lancaster Chinese Arts Festival endeavours to support artists’ development and practice through a residency programme aimed at linking artists exploring arts and culture of Chinese origin with Lancaster Districts arts organisations and community.

We are open to proposals from artists of both Chinese and non-Chinese ethnic heritage and working in any medium whether it is visual, performing, digital, music, martial, installation etc.

Further details will be released for future festivals here – including briefs, funding and support available.

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Outreach and Education

Reaching new and underserved audiences in arts and creative activities are at the heart of the festival. We strive to develop new innovative ways to include people of all backgrounds in the festival. Find out how we do this or suggest new ideas for how we can achieve this.

Find out more about Outreach and Education

Puppetcraft peform at Morecambe based Primary School as part of Lancaster Chinese Arts Festival
Touring programme at Sandylands Primary School in Morecambe