Jaydev Mistry


CAN is part of my extended arts family.

I first got to know CAN when it was called Community Arts Workshop back in the late 1980s. I met them as a young person taking part in a music project in Ashton-under-Lyne and I’m really proud to have been involved with CAN all these years.

Now I’m a professional Musician and Composer. My work with CAN has ranged from running music workshops, composing music and directing music for theatre performances and installations, sound recording and lighting. In 2019, I even redecorated the CAN office.

CAN is a valuable resource for me, and its door is always open. Over the years, I’ve had great advice from CAN’s team. No matter how crazy my ideas are, I know I’ll be listened to, supported and respected.

CAN’s work with the communities that face barriers to creative opportunities is second to none. It’s one of the most inclusive organisations I’ve ever worked with.