Strategic partnerships

CAN works through partnership & collaboration to achieve many of its arts development goals. These include:

CPAL – The Consortium for Participatory Arts Learning
CPAL, the Consortium for Participatory Arts Learning was established in 2005. It is a group of Senior Managers representing participatory arts organisations across the North West of England. CPAL’s main remit is skills development for people who are currently working in or want to work in the participatory arts sector. It is also a network to share learning, unearth key issues and explore the development of the sector.

Sustained Theatre
Sustained Theatre is a national movement working to create a new inclusive landscape for British culture to flourish regionally, nationally & internationally. This is being achieved by providing a platform for creativity and presentation through critical debate, through saving and restoring our national archives, through developing leadership and cultivating international links.
CAN is part of the Sustained Theatre Manchester Hub; this is one of four hub groups around England who are seeking to develop studio/rehearsal spaces, support networks and other resources to enable Sustained Theatre member organistions to flourish.

Platforma – Arts and Refugees Network
Platforma is a UK-wide project for the development of refugee related arts. The project’s main outputs, a website and two high profile national events, are used as different means of bringing together, showcasing, and promoting the work of relevant stakeholders. The project also supports the development of regional networks. CAN coordinates the Platforma North West Hub.

Click on each link on in the left-hand column for further details about our strategic partnerships.