Join CAN for a FREE digital event as part of Our City of Languages, 2pm – 5.30pm on Sunday 21 February!

We are sharing a series of short films as part of the celebration of  International Mother Language Day, with Manchester UNESCO City of Literature, and created in partnership with Manchester Museum Streamed live from Manchester Poetry Library Our films explore both the importance of mother tongues and the artist’s connections with Manchester, where […]

Refugee Week at CAN went Digital in 2020!

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

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 – and they’re off!

CAN is an expert in artist development, especially for new migrant artists, and those under-represented in the creative sector.  We launched our new CAN DO Creatives course on Tuesday 22 September 2020. The course provides targeted training for 21 artists and creatives from a range of artistic disciplines and backgrounds. The programme has the options […]

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 was a Culture Award Finalist in November 2019!

We celebrated the news that Community Arts North West was a Finalist for two prestigious Manchester Cultural Awards in 2019 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 […]

Kamosi Juniors had fun at Leigh Carnival in 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 […]