James Shaw manages the Children & Young People’s programmes in both Manchester and Wigan.

James Shaw

James Shaw is CAN’s Creative Producer – Children & Young People. The main focus of his role is the delivery of CAN’s Children in Need (CIN) funded Children & Young People’s Performing Arts programmes in Manchester and Wigan.

He manages two regular performance-based mixed-media workshop and production programmes per year, plus complementary cultural offers and Arts Award.

He is also focused on programme-development and fundraising, as well as partnership-development and strategic working.

James has a strong background in working with young people on creative programmes, including managing and developing the British Film Institute (BFI) Filmmaking Academy at FACT Liverpool; running a film project with disengaged young people as part of Blaze Festival; and producing theatre pieces with social themes for venues such as the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool.