Libraries of Sanctuary Welcome Days

Greater Manchester is a vibrant and international region, where generations of people from all over the world have settled.  This makes our region one of the most culturally exciting places to live in the UK. Community Arts North West’s Exodus programme brings people together to celebrate this cultural richness and create a strong ethos of […]

Listening to the Voices of Refugee Heritage Artists

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER AND COMMUNITY ARTS NORTH WEST ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A UNIQUE PHD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR 2020. An opportunity to apply to undertake a fully funded PhD at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Community Arts North West. Given how much writing and reflection has been carried out on refugees and the arts, it […]

Horizons Festival Commission Call Out – Made at HOME

Horizons Festival Commission Call Out – Made at HOME Recruitment has now closed. This opportunity is for artists from refugee backgrounds based in the North of England. Made at HOME is a research and development programme for theatre makers and artists working in all mediums at varying career levels. The programme offers an opportunity to […]

CAN is a Culture Award Finalist

We’re celebrating the news that Community Arts North West is a Finalist for two prestigious Manchester Cultural Awards in the category of ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ and ‘Best Performance’.  Founded in 2018, the Manchester Cultural Awards celebrate Manchester’s arts organisations and the contribution they make to the city. Our ‘Promotion of Talent and Leadership’ […]

Kamosi Juniors at Leigh Carnival 2019

Kámoši Juniors had a great time at Leigh Carnival this year! They were joined by band Juba Do Leao for a procession through the streets of Leigh as part of the annual carnival. The young people confidently danced through the streets joining in with the Brazilian rhythms, and finally delighting the public and their families […]

Horizons Festival 2019

Horizons Festival is a partnership between CAN and HOME as part of Refugee Week, where an annual programme of events is held. Horizons Festival is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create […]

All Because of Love

CAN are proud to be supporting internationally acclaimed Musician-Composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble as part of our Talent Development Scheme this year. We are delighted that Seyed Ali Jaberi has been successful in securing Arts Council funding for a national tour of All Because of Love; a music production, combining hauntingly beautiful Sufi music […]

Horizons Festival

Horizons Festival is a partnership between CAN and HOME as part of Refugee Week, where an annual programme of events is held. Horizons Festival is a contemporary, family-friendly festival that is diverse in programming, bringing together work created with communities and artists as well as international, national and regional projects of excellence. The festival aims to create a […]

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol

CAN at the REACT Festival in Bristol Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018 at the actacentre in Bristol. https://www.acta-bristol.com/festival/theatre-companies/ CAN was delighted to share two solo theatre pieces made by international theatre-makers, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi as part of the REACT Festival. These pieces, One More Push and Dancing the Lash, explored Iranian women’s […]

Introducing Fereshteh Mozaffari, CAN Incubated Artist

Fereshteh Mozaffari Vanani in her words I was born at a tumultuous time in Iran just before the revolution. As a child, I lived more in my dreams than in reality. Through the university years, I was more interested in Literature than Politics but I chose Politics to find out why my country was so […]