We are Community Arts North West, but you might know us better as CAN. We work with urban communities in Greater Manchester to create access to cultural opportunities where people can stand up, speak out, challenge social justice issues and inspire change.

Take a look at our current projects and upcoming events.

Created in partnership with HOME, Horizons features newly commissioned theatre, performance, visual art, film, community events, family-friendly workshops, plus live music

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Artists are often among the first people forced to leave their countries in times of conflict or oppression as they are often seen as a threat by oppressive regimes.

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CAN is looking for young people aged 13 – 20 to be part of Creative Pulse, part of CAN Young Artists programme

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In December 2023, CAN and HOME put a call out for film makers, visual artists, theatre makers to be part of June 2024’s Horizons Festival through a paid commission

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Force of Nature led by three women – the Song Warriors – accompanied by a five strong band are touring to libraries in Rochdale, Leigh, Harpurhey and Longsight.

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On Monday 4 December at the McrCultureAwards, held at Aviva Studios, the project Pushing Boundaries, developed by Community Arts North West in partnership with Curious Minds, won the Promotion of Culture and Education award

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