Actors from the Down with the Dictator production at Z Arts

"We need a new framework for diversity, one that takes it out of the deficit model and places it in an artistic context. Diversity becomes not an optional extra, but part of the fabric of our discussions and decisions." Hassan Mahamdallie, Arts Council England


Participation lies at the heart of CAN’s practice and as a result, access is key to ensuring that no-person is discriminated from taking part in a project or event. Access budgets are always including within project budgets so a range of access needs can be supported including, travel to & from workshops, childcare and translation costs. CAN also only works in accessible spaces that are welcoming to all people.