The Carnival Arts Development Network
The members of CAD-Net started collaboration in 2004, presenting their costumes together at the Notting Hill Carnival. Each of the collaborating members had different themes but the collaboration worked well, reducing the financial burden whilst discovering that radically different costume styles could complement each other. The collaboration was able to achieve 9th place in the small bands category at the Notting Hill Carnival 2004.
Cad-Net groups belong to the Masquerade and Music Associations for LNHCL participants.
Sharing production, project costs and expertise
CAD-Net's key officers have teaching qualifications, have been Ofsted registered or hold accredited health and safety or first aid certificates. Two members of the management committee are qualified A1 Assessors with experience of supporting candidates taking NVQ Level 2 qualifications. Volunteers have now been supported by Deutsche Bank to achieve their SIA Door Supervisors qualifications.