Calling musicians! International Beat Jam Orchestra

The International Beat Jam Orchestra is a unique, new, musically diverse orchestra comprising musicians from Greater Manchester’s refugee & other diverse communities and RNCM students. We’re looking for musicians, singers and MCs of all styles and genres who are proficient and who want to collaborate with others. The aim of the orchestra is to create […]

CAN seeks Music and Theatre Directors!

CAN  is currently recruiting for the following freelance positions: Music Director Theatre Director / Facilitator Please visit our Opportunities web page for further details and to download the application packs.

Heritage Lottery Fund success for Congolese Living Histories!

CAN has received a huge boost because we have successfully accessed a large-scale grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support an oral histories project with the Congolese community who have been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. In […]

CAN to host 2013 Platforma Festival

Community Arts North West is delighted to announce that Manchester has been selected to host the 2nd national Platforma Festival which will take place in Manchester in Autumn 2013, bringing together artists, academics and arts practitioners from across the UK and the world.  We feel that Manchester is the ideal location for such an important cultural […]

Platforma Festival 2011

The first Platforma National Festival of Arts ran from 28 November – 4 December 2011 at Rich Mix in Brick Lane, London. It brought together performers, artists and organisations from across the UK in a celebration of the arts by and about refugees. The conference was an inspiring, lively and provocative event with workshops, debates, […]

First year of new young people’s programmes

  This year saw the launch  of  CAN’S new Youth Arts Programme which will span the next three years and take  place in  Wigan & Manchester neighbourhoods. The programme is supported by Children in Need and Llankelly Chase.

CAN becomes ACE National Portfolio Organisation

CAN is pleased to tell the world that after 34 years as an Arts Council England Regularly Funded Organisation (RFO), we have now become a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council England. The NPO scheme replaces the system of Regularly Funded Organisations from April 2012, securing our position for the next 3 years. We […]