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CAN’s Talent Development programmes are central to the company’s ethos and artistic practise, and aim to support a variety of needs for both emerging and mid-career practitioners.

Talent Development

CAN’s Talent Development programmes are central to the company’s ethos and artistic practise, and aim to support a variety of needs for both emerging and mid-career practitioners through artistic programmes, as well as bespoke events, courses and training through production projects.

We offer contracts & commissions, networking opportunities, incubation residencies, resources, partnerships, CPD through a range of learning events and festivals; apprenticeships & placements, creative digital training and production, skills & information exchange.  We help people to develop creative practice; realise creative vision & direction; new initiatives and companies; employment & GFA support.

CAN have historically taken positive action to encourage, support and provide opportunities for artists from migrant heritages and other marginalised backgrounds. We welcome refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and proactively support artists, writers, musicians, journalists, poets, educators or those who were studying the arts in their countries of origin.  CAN have successfully supported many artists from migrant or refugee heritages to make significant and lasting contributions to the UK arts sector. For many of the people we work with, the arts offer a way of connecting to UK society and reconstructing identity in a new country.

Our talent development programmes feature: