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Community Arts Network (CAN)

Community Arts Network (CAN) promotesPlay and the arts to children, with a programme that develops and encourages their creative talents and imaginations. Community Arts Network runs a variety of schemes aimed at children and young people:

  • Arts Play inclusive holiday scheme, open every school holiday from 8.30am - 6.00pm based in Bideford and Barnstaple.
  • CAN Play After school clubs at Orchard Vale and Bluecoats schools in Barnstaple and Pynes School in Bideford, provides a collection service from St Mary's, East the Water and Westcroft schools.
  • CAN SAY youth group for young people with disabilities and additional needs. The club meets fortnightly on a Saturday between the hours of 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Pynes School.
  • ICAN Short break scheme, providing one to one support workers to allow children and young people the opportunity to access the leisure activities of their choice or to offer a short break for families.
Devon County Council uses an SEND flag to list services which define themselves as suitable for children and young people with SEND. These are part of Devon's SEND Local Offer. We recommend that you contact the service provider to make sure the service is suitable for your child or young person.


Contact Name
Athos Pittordou
01237 471972
07778 683769
Community Arts Network (CAN)
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13 Rope Walk
EX39 2NA
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Contact provider for costs?
Registered with the Tax Free Childcare scheme
Age range
4 years to
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Last updated: 06/11/2019
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