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“As one of the most sustained programmes of arts work with refugee communities in the country, the Exodus programme has made a unique & invaluable contribution to refugee arts in the UK." Dr Alison Jeffers, The University of Manchester


Exodus is the brand name for CAN’s refugee arts programme which has been running since 2004.

Exodus is a dynamic programme of participatory cultural production, working with refugees and host communities across a range of traditional and contemporary art forms. It has a strong focus on cross cultural collaborative production, and brings together a great mix of people and partnerships to work creatively together in shared arenas. Exodus draws upon the rich heritage and experiences of Greater Manchester’s diverse communities.

Since 2004, Exodus has been significant in creating a voice and cultural expression for refugee communities new to the region. Its diverse programme has included the annual artistic programme highlights of which have been the Exodus Festival, Exodus Live music programmes, Exodus Shorts digital arts & filmmaking, new writing, original theatre and live performance, including two full seasons of the Exodus Onstage Theatre Season in 2006 and 2010.

Exodus has also included a comprehensive training and capacity building programme which has seeded an impressive range of independent creative projects and artists that have gone on to contribute fresh culture to the North West region.

Visit the Exodus Facebook page here.