The International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) is an innovative arts programme that builds on the successes of previous projects undertaken by The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In its latest venture, ICAN has been devised by The Playhouse Derry ~ Londonderry. During the next three-years ICAN will facilitate numerous residential conferences and collaborative projects in various cross-border venues.
Since 1992, The Playhouse has nurtured numerous collaborative partnerships at the local, national and international levels that have produced a range of pioneering outcomes.
In this newest venture, the ICAN project will draw upon the international connections of The Playhouse with the aim of bringing world-renowned artists to the counties at the interface of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The aim of ICAN is to facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge between international and local community arts practitioners who use The Arts, in all its form, as the neutral vehicle to bridge barriers between current and formerly conflicted areas world-wide. Thus this visionary project will encourage interactions between participants with the aim of fostering networks of international artists to further enable and facilitate their efforts to promote conflict resolution within their respective communities.