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Designed for emerging and mid-career practitioners, we are presently incubating up to 2 new enterprises or projects per year, supporting a range of initiatives and projects with small to larger scale packages of tailored support.

Artist Incubation residencies

Artist Incubation residencies

Designed for emerging and mid-career practitioners, we are presently incubating up to 2 new enterprises or projects per year, supporting a range of initiatives and projects with small to larger scale packages of tailored support from combinations of the following:

  • Mentoring
  • Supporting Grants for the Arts applications.
  • Infrastructure and business development
  • Accessible hot desks at CAN base with access to broadband, city centre based meeting rooms and CAN digital studio and equipment
  • Connecting people to accessible production spaces through working with mainstream and alternative partners
  • Brokering new partnerships with cultural sector partners
  • Production support
  • Connecting people to networks.
  • Access to CAN’s other artist/talent development programmes
  • Audience development, PR and marketing

In 2016 we supported Amani Creatives with fundraising and production support for their Amani Live series and Manchester International Roots Orchestra with fundraising, capacity building and delivery of their Arts Council funded programme.

In 2017 we are supporting emerging theatre maker, Fereshteh Mozzafari with fundraising and production support for her one woman show, One More Push.