Refugee Week at CAN

The Horizons Festival, co-produced by CAN and HOME is unable to take place this year due to restrictions presented by Covid-19. For Refugee Week June 2020, CAN has curated some exciting digital work.  We are delighted to share a programme of workshops, performances, film and discussion, created in association with some of the amazing international […]

Welcome Ambrose Musiyiwa – PhD researcher

Earlier this year we shared the good news as CAN embarked on a partnership with The University of Manchester to offer a fully-funded PhD opportunity, ‘Listening to the voices of refugee-heritage artists’ and possibly the first of its kind in the UK.  Now, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Ambrose Musiyiwa as our […]

CAN Do Creatives

Are you an artist who needs support to build a successful career in the UK? CAN is offering FREE training for unemployed creatives and community leaders who use the arts to empower their communities. CAN DO Creatives will support you with: Employability:  Job applications, Interviews, speaking and presentation skills. Self employment and finances: Registering for […]

Coronavirus Update

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the friends of CAN – the young people, artists, organisations, individuals and communities we work with and we send our thoughts and good wishes to you, your families and loved ones. The CAN team are following government guidance and focusing our work on supporting artists and young people remotely during […]

Libraries of Sanctuary Welcome Days

Greater Manchester is a vibrant and international region, where generations of people from all over the world have settled.  This makes our region one of the most culturally exciting places to live in the UK. Community Arts North West’s Exodus programme brings people together to celebrate this cultural richness and create a strong ethos of […]

Unique Ph.D Research Opportunity at CAN

As one of the forerunners of socially-engaged arts with new communities to Britain, including refugees, CAN is delighted to be a partner of a unique Ph.D. studentship with The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester. The Ph.D. ‘Listening to the voices of refugee-heritage artists: opportunities and barriers for performing arts […]

Listening to the Voices of Refugee Heritage Artists

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER AND COMMUNITY ARTS NORTH WEST ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A UNIQUE PHD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR 2020. An opportunity to apply to undertake a fully funded PhD at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Community Arts North West. Given how much writing and reflection has been carried out on refugees and the arts, it […]

CAN is a Culture Award Finalist

We’re celebrating the news that Community Arts North West is a Finalist for two prestigious Manchester Cultural Awards in the category of ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ and ‘Best Performance’.  Founded in 2018, the Manchester Cultural Awards celebrate Manchester’s arts organisations and the contribution they make to the city. Our ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ […]

Kamosi Juniors at Leigh Carnival 2019

Kámoši Juniors had a great time at Leigh Carnival in 2019! They were joined by band Juba Do Leao for a procession through the streets of Leigh as part of the annual carnival. The young people confidently danced through the streets joining in with the Brazilian rhythms, and finally delighting the public and their families […]

Horizons Festival 2019

Horizons Festival is a partnership between CAN and HOME as part of Refugee Week, where an annual programme of events is held. Horizons Festival is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create […]