Ricefield Arts & Cultural Centre is a registered charity and social enterprise based in Scotland that has gained an excellent reputation for delivering original and inspiring Chinese arts and cultural experiences for schools, community groups, public institutions, arts audiences and the diverse communities in Scotland.
Ricefield was founded in December 2004 by Lin Chau and Julia Hung. 14 years on, Ricefield continues to work with a wide range of partners to present a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, workshops, film, engagement projects, festivals, and cultural events to promote Chinese arts and culture in Scotland.
Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre is a registered Scottish charity (SC040160) & a company limited by guarantee (SC330231)
Within its first year of operation Ricefield received the Empowerment Award (2005) for its contribution to arts and culture.
In 2013 Ricefield was awarded the Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement ‘Community Champion Award for Arts and Culture’.
In 2016 Ricefield was nominated for the EM Impact Award 2016 ‘Arts Impact Award’ organised by CEMVO Scotland, and became the runner-up.
In 2017 Ricefield was awarded the CEMVO EM Impact Award for ‘Arts and Entertainment’.
In 2018 Ricefield was shortlisted as a top ten finalist for the ‘Best Cultural Venue’ at the Glasgow Awards 2018.
In 2018 Ricefield was awarded the CEMVO EM Impact Awards for ‘Arts and Entertainment’ for the second year running.
In 2019 Else Kek, Ricefield’s chair, was awarded Role Model of the Year at the Scottish Diversity Awards, for her work with Ricefield Arts.
In 2019 Ricefield was awarded ‘Festival of the Year’ for Glasgow Kite Festival, at The Glasgow Awards.