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.

Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group enjoyed their first in-person session on 24 April.

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The new CAN Young Artists project follows their stunning contribution to the UN’s Mother Tongue Day in February.

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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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Coronavirus Update

06 APRIL 2020

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the friends of CAN – the young people, artists, organisations, individuals and communities we work with and we send our thoughts and good wishes to you, your families and loved ones.

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@comartsnw @HOME_mcr It was absolutely fantastic today, the music, the people attending, the staff everything made it such a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for creating such a wonderful programme of artists xx

Sun & music. Pop along to Solidarity Social @HOME_mcr Homeland outdoor stage. #HorizonsFestival2021 #RefugeeWeek Next up Luma Trio with Latin American & global tunes, followed by DJ Jomo & wrapped up with Brittania Rumba @ 6pm with sounds from DR Congo https://t.co/ePQt7yPR8Q

Our roving photographer @Shirlainephoto is snapping some great pix @HOME_mcr for Solidarity Social #amazing #HorizonsFestival2021 which we can’t wait to share with you next week #RefugeeWeek #WeCannotWalkAlone Pop down b4 6pm https://t.co/bBLYPgfyv3 comartsnw photo

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