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Community Arts North West

Community Arts North West (CAN) produces high-quality arts projects across Greater Manchester with socially excluded groups. It works primarily with young people, culturally diverse communities, refugees and asylum-seekers, and disabled people. We fund the organisation in this core work and to develop partnerships with other arts and non-arts organisations and venues to provide high-quality arts projects, opportunities and joint-planned initiatives in the region.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £190,000
  • 2013-2014: £194,370
  • 2014-2015: £199,424

Video feed

RoofLess re-edited

This is re-edited version of RoofLess, a moving video portrait of the lives of people who are in housing need, and are involved with the Petrus Community. RoofLess and There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk have been created as part of Digital Sparks, a digital Media project led by the Petrus Community in partnership with arts development organisation, Community Arts North West and artists AlbinoMosquito.

Future Worlds

Future Worlds - 24 plays in 50 minutes. Offering four days of free events the theatre will become alive with debates, art and performances of all types. Made possible by the local community, young people have been working with artists, theatre-makers, teachers, activists and elders, to devise unique ways to portray their vision of the future. As part of the Futureworlds exhibition, Royal Exchange Theatre goers sat in darkness where they experienced a staggering 24 plays in just 50 minutes as part of the 24 Hours in the Dark installation. Each play has been written by young people, as well as famous playwrights Chris Thorpe and Andy Sheridan. The 2 minute plays are 250 words long and focus on the perspectives of the young people and their place in a future society. For more info visit http://www.royalexchange.co.uk//event.aspx?id=715

Our Choice, Their Chance - In their own words

Are you ready to choose or will you leave things to chance? Welcome to the Gallery of Decisions, a space where we make the decisions that affect the course of our lives... Do we give in to peer pressure or keep our principles?... Go for that new piercing?... Shower or bath?... Pepsi or Coke????? Join us as we move, improvise, rap and body-pop through a tombola of outcomes; a random raffle of live performance and digital wizardry, shuffled and dealt out by an exciting new group of diverse young artists. Will you choose to join us?

The CAN Young Producers perform Our Choice Their Chance

The final video in our Young Producer series. Find out how the young producers get on as their project culminates in the performance of "Our Choice Their Chance" at Z-arts. Filmed and edited by Mahboobeh Rajabi

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DO I.T. in Motion

A stop motion video introducing some of the artists who took part in the first Do I.T. training course, delivered by Community Arts North West (CAN). Created by CAN media trainee Mahboobeh Rajabi. For more information about Do I.T. please visit go to http://mcrblogs.co.uk/doit/

Young producer interviews: Perry, Connor & Leah

http://bit.ly/1irKZwB Hear Me Now is CAN's youth arts programme, a 3-year multimedia performing arts project which encourages young people aged 12-18 who are interested in MCing, spoken-word, rap & freestyle, digital media, dance or drama to develop new creative skills, experiment and share ideas. The programme aims to create a profound cultural experience for the young people involved. Creating joy, well-being, self-value and encouraging an artistic process where they can learn about themselves, each other and the world. Hear me Now is delivered in Manchester and in Wigan with Kamosi. This video was produced by Mahboobeh Rajabi, CAN media trainee.

Young producer interviews: Nicole, Paige & Nadine

http://bit.ly/1irKZwB Hear Me Now is CAN's youth arts programme, a 3-year multimedia performing arts project which encourages young people aged 12-18 who are interested in MCing, spoken-word, rap & freestyle, digital media, dance or drama to develop new creative skills, experiment and share ideas. The programme aims to create a profound cultural experience for the young people involved. Creating joy, well-being, self-value and encouraging an artistic process where they can learn about themselves, each other and the world. Hear me Now is delivered in Manchester and in Wigan with Kamosi. This video was produced by Mahboobeh Rajabi, CAN media trainee.

Our Choice Their Chance Trailer

This is the trailer to Our Choice Their Chance made by Azzeddine Milwad, Samuel Fabunmi, Paige Salthouse and Annie Mcdermott with Digital Artist Bob Wass. Our Choice Their Chance, is a brand new multimedia performance,created by an exciting group of diverse young artists from Greater Manchester and produced by Community Arts North West (CAN), a Manchester based arts organisation working with urban communities from Greater Manchester to create access to cultural production. Our Choice Their Chance is part of Hear Me Now, a 3-year youth arts programme (2012 -14) funded by BBC Children in Need and The Lankelly Chase Foundation and supported by Arts Council England and Manchester City Council. Performances are on Fri 30 & Sat 31 May 2014 at 4.30pm & 7pm at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, United Kingdom, M15 5ZA.

Kámoši 'New Beginning'

http://bit.ly/Kamosi Kámoši (meaning "friend" in Slovak) is a youth recreational, cultural and educational support group for BME and migrant young people mostly from Eastern Europe aged 12-18. Kámoši is part of Wigan Youth Service, with members of Roma heritage mostly from Slovakia and Czech Republic. Generally, members of this group live in and near the town of Leigh.

Young producer interview: Temi

http://bit.ly/1irKZwB Hear Me Now is CAN's youth arts programme, a 3-year multimedia performing arts project which encourages young people aged 12-18 who are interested in MCing, spoken-word, rap & freestyle, digital media, dance or drama to develop new creative skills, experiment and share ideas. The programme aims to create a profound cultural experience for the young people involved. Creating joy, well-being, self-value and encouraging an artistic process where they can learn about themselves, each other and the world. Hear me Now is delivered in Manchester and in Wigan with Kamosi. This video was produced by Mahboobeh Rajabi, CAN media trainee.

Lisapo casting video: XII

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: XI

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: X

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: IX

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: VIII

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: VII

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: VI

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: V

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: IV

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: III

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: II

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Lisapo casting video: I

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Christina Fonthes

Young producer interview: Annie

http://bit.ly/1irKZwB Hear Me Now is CAN's youth arts programme, a 3-year multimedia performing arts project which encourages young people aged 12-18 who are interested in MCing, spoken-word, rap & freestyle, digital media, dance or drama to develop new creative skills, experiment and share ideas. The programme aims to create a profound cultural experience for the young people involved. Creating joy, well-being, self-value and encouraging an artistic process where they can learn about themselves, each other and the world. Hear me Now is delivered in Manchester and in Wigan with Kamosi. This video was produced by Mahboobeh Rajabi, CAN media trainee.

Lisapo Artists Interview

http://bit.ly/Lisapo Lisapo -- The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West's Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company's first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region's archives. It is hoped that we will be able to build on this programme for the future, creating archiving projects with other refugee heritage groups that have settled in Greater Manchester in recent years. Lisapo will record, preserve and share the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. A community that has been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. The Congolese community represents one of the largest stakeholder groups involved in the Exodus programme since 2004. Video produced by Mahboobeh Rajabi, CAN media trainee.

Kámoši Documentary, 2014 (SHORT)

http://bit.ly/Kamosi A documentary mapping CAN's project with the Kámoši Youth Group over the past 3 years. Interviews with young people, youth worker and all the other people/organisations that make it happen

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