Our Work.

Since our launch in 1978, CAN has had a significant regional and national role in supporting artists’ career development, particularly artists from communities that have been historically under-represented in the UK’s creative workforce. Our Artists Development work is delivered though a range of strategies.

The project was devised before the COVID lockdown, and CAN had to respond quickly to a shifting landscape of lockdowns…

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All About Love celebrated the life, poetry and spiritual beliefs of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi and was grounded in…

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CAN supported Amani Creatives to secure a second successful Arts Council England grant, as well as mentoring the group to develop…

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CAN supported Fereshteh Mozaffari to secure Arts Council England funding. Through this funding, and with CAN’s support, she created, rehearsed,…

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CAN has had a long history with Mahboobeh since she first settled in Manchester in 2010. She shares our belief…

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Community Arts North

Members of the Petrus Community presented an eclectic mix of short films, spoken word, and live music at Touchstones Rochdale…

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Led by Emmanuela Yogolelo and Serge Tebu, Amani Creatives develop artists of African genres and promote them through professional showcases….

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Hidden Tales captured the stories of the Petrus Community – the people using its services, its staff and volunteers. The…

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Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) caught the imagination of audiences, and in 2016 CAN and RNCM went on to support…

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To create One More Push, Fereshteh Mozaffari used her experience of life in the UK, to grapple with the challenges…

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