In the Mix

In the Mix was an exciting project that created music making opportunities for young people in Greater Manchester. The project worked with young people from diverse geographical areas, cultures and backgrounds, to develop music-based collaborative work through a variety of projects and partnerships. The project brought together young people who were at different stages of […]

Now we Talkin’

Now We Talkin’ was a youth arts project produced by CAN and partnership organisations from across Greater Manchester in 2004. Talkin’ issues, Talkin’ local, Talkin’ global Now We Talkin’ engaged over 200 young people aged 14+ from Greater Manchester in devising and producing an exciting, powerful arts-based work. The project included MUSIC, DRAMA, VISUAL ARTS, […]

Urban Music Theatre project

The Urban Music Theatre project was an ambitious & creative 3-year arts programme that brought together culturally diverse young people from Manchester’s refugee & asylum seeker communities as well as local youth communities to engage them in cultural & artistic activities. This project built upon the performance-based youth arts work that we developed over the […]

Nu X-pression

Nu X-pression was a young people-led, creative & leadership development programme facilitated & mentored by Chris Sudworth. It aimed to: Produce imaginative & innovative cross-art form productions developed through collaborative, creative processes, drawing on the company’s personal experiences Develop the artistic, facilitation & project management skills of the company members to enable them to take […]

Youth Arts

CAN’s youth arts programmes are unique in that they provide safe spaces where young people from different social groups and geographical areas can interact with each other. Often starting at an entry level of involvement, they are able to engage in a process that values their existing skills and cultures with opportunities to further develop […]

Rafiki and Kamosi

The Rafiki/Motswako project was originally set up in 2001 by Wigan MBC’s Youth Service to provide a safe separate space for young refugees and asylum seekers. It has represented important provision in a borough that has relatively less experience of resident culturally diverse communities compared to other Greater Manchester boroughs. It has since developed its […]

Children & Young People

Children and Young People’s Programmes Jump to: Projects work across a wide range of media All Projects 2015-18 CAN is a specialist youth arts provider offering unique programmes where young people from diverse heritages  can work together, are valued and encouraged in their creativity, and can become part of exciting production processes that create profound […]