guitar player as part of Speakeasy

CAN supports emerging and established artists from excluded communities to develop their artistic practice and careers

Artist support

We recognise the need to support emerging and established artists from historically excluded communities to develop their artistic practice and their careers.

We have worked with artists of African; Caribbean; South, South East & East Asian heritage; artists in exile from refugee & asylum seeker communities; artists from other excluded communities such as disadvantaged, white working class.

Where relevant, we will work with other cultural initiatives and partnerships to develop & support:

  • Project manager training scheme
  • Cultural production programmes that are specifically aimed at creative opportunities for artists development
  • The training of artists to work in community contexts
  • The creation of opportunities & initiatives that bring together artists from diverse backgrounds
  • Training in digital media including video, sound, photography, multimedia and combined media production
  • The production of showcase events, curation of exhibitions and distribution of media
  • Linking to networks of partners and practitioners
  • Opportunities for work placements & employment
  • Distribution of information regarding employment opportunities