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.

Explore Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe in HUNGER, a site-specific, filmed performance piece with three international artists live-streamed from Manchester Museum on Thursday 22 July 2021.

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Young women are increasingly speaking out about the rape culture that is all too prevalent in schools, colleges and universities.

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In 2021, CAN will programme a series of Welcome Events in libraries across Greater Manchester designed and curated by refugee-heritage artists.

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We've had wonderful feedback from last night's event @McrMuseum in our partnership with @MCRCityofLit to present HUNGER the site-specific filmed performance exploring history and identity. We're tired but buzzing! Thanks to everyone. https://t.co/OFawY6LGLj comartsnw photo

Thank you to everyone who joined us this evening for the live-streaming of HUNGER. And a special thank you to the artists and the team behind the scenes. ❤️

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