Platforma Festival 2013 – Call for Proposals

The second Platforma Festival of arts and refugees takes place in Manchester from 31 Oct- 1 Nov 2013. There’ll be a two-day Conference at the Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester and a series of performances, concerts and exhibits. The Festival is being organised in partnership with Community Arts North West, the Platforma Regional Hub […]

Manchester International Roots Orchestra with Testimony

EXODUS LIVE PRESENTED Manchester International Roots Orchestra with Testimony Sat 22 June, 7.30pm Studio 30, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Music Director: Michael Cretu Assistant Music Director: Serge Tebu Community Arts North West and RNCM presented an evening of music with an international flavor to celebrate Refugee Week. Manchester International Roots Orchestra is a […]

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Looking for a North West-based arts job? Have a vacancy you need to fill? Running an event you’d like help publicising? Looking for cultural & creative things to do? If your answer’s yes, join the other 600 members of the Community Arts North West newsgroup where members post & share info about North West-wide employment […]

VACANCY: Congolese Oral Histories Living Histories project

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re seeking an experienced & dynamic Project Manager for our new Congolese Oral Histories Living Histories project. Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata Part-time 2.5 days per week 16-month contract from Apr 2013 – Jun 2014 Deadline for applications: Mon 4 Feb 2013, midday (CVs only will […]

Platforma Festival 2013 – Dates & venue announced!

The 2nd national Platforma Festival will take place at The Martin Harris Centre* in Manchester on Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November 2013, bringing together artists, academics and arts practitioners from across the UK & the world. Community Arts North West is delighted that Manchester has been selected to host the next Platforma Festival […]

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, […]