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.

We’re looking to recruit a new Creative Director to join our talented team, at our city-centre base in the thriving Northern Quarter of Manchester.

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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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black hand on fabric with cotton reels

We’re recruiting for children and young people (both girls and boys) aged 11+ and adults (both men and women) to be part of Global Thread

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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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