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.

Running between September to December 2022, Pushing Boundaries supports artists with lived experience of forced migration to learn skills and develop the networks to work in schools.

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Our Kámoši Juniors Performing Arts Group, used their creative ideas and activities from the Summer and Autumn terms to create a stunning animation film about the threats to our planet.

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During the Easter holidays, we’re running creative taster sessions – Sparks of Freedom – to find the next generation of CAN Young Artists.

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CAN Do Creatives met Greater Manchester’s cultural organisations at the CAN DO Creatives showcase

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Young people created art work for the Rochdale date of the international tour of acclaimed visual artists Luke Jerram’s stunning art-work Gaia.

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We’re thrilled to introduce our talented CAN Do Creatives to Greater Manchester’s art organisations.

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Older Asian women from KYP’s ESOL group and young women from M6 Theatre Company explored the place of women and girls in the world.

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