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CAN co-curated and co-hosted the panel discussion Refugee Arts Networks: Extending The Frame Panel Discussion In November 2021.

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

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We’ve finished the Libraries of Sanctuary project working with Crossing Footprints, Manchester, Oldham and Bolton Library Services and we’re celebrating the project’s impact.  

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We can’t underestimate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on communities in Greater Manchester who were already at the sharp end of inequality.

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Originally developed as part of Horizons Festival, catch Brouhaha created by Iraqi artists Sherko Abbas and Kani Kamil at HOME.

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During April – June, the group worked with artists Sanja Govorcin, Jaydev Mistry, and Chelsea Morgan on the theme of their environment.

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We're excited to be recruiting for a new Chair this autumn. The closing date for applications is Monday 1 November.

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Starting this autumn and winter, we’re beginning a new phase of exciting community focussed creative work in Manchester and we’re looking for passionate, creative and organised people to come and work with us and help us on this journey.

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Are you a trainer specialising in employability training for creative people - we'd like to hear from you.

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Why not be part of a course to improve your skills, and your employability in the creative sector?

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Despite lockdown we've been busy working with refugee and asylum seeker artists, communities and our partner HOME.

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Audiences were delighted to be reconnected with live music at a small, intimate and socially distanced performance by Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble after a break of 16 months away from performing live.

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Saturday 5 June marks the one-year anniversary of Manchester’s Black Lives Matter demonstration.

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People across the globe are rallying against the killing of Black people by the police and against racism, racialised inequality, discrimination, violence, and oppression.

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Although CAN has been busy delivering projects during the COVID lockdown, this Summer will feature many new events - both in-person and online - for audiences to enjoy.

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The COVID lockdowns of 2020 into 2021 meant CAN missed the infectious energy of children in person in the classroom in our Schools Linking Project in Bury.

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Due to the challenges of COVID lockdown in 2020, CAN is delivering its work for Refugee Week online.

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Community Arts North West

CAN is an expert in artist development, especially for new migrant artists, and those under-represented in the creative sector.  To support them, we launched the new CAN Do Creatives course on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

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Coronavirus Update

6 Apr 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 good wishes to you, your families and loved ones.

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In 2020 - 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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