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Join SCANs Board

1 August, 2017–1 September, 2017

Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) are looking for new Trustees to join our board.

About SCAN
SCAN is an innovative national charity that provides a forum and support for the contemporary art sector to pursue knowledge sharing, networking, research, professional development and advocacy. Our vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society, and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed and supported to achieve their ambitions.

In just over four years we have established ourselves as an ambitious, trusted member-led network committed to championing, connecting and cultivating a diverse and innovative contemporary art sector. We have nearly 200 named members who represent a wide range of working contexts across Scotland including publically-funded art galleries and museums, production facilities, studio and residency providers, festivals, artist-led organisations, art agencies, higher education institutions, commercial organisations, and local authority art teams. Our network also includes those working independently as curators, researchers, writers, artists and producers.

The Role
We are looking for new Trustees who will bring wide-ranging experiences and a commitment to our vision. We are particularly keen to address diversity and welcome applications from any age, experience or background. We are also keen to attract people with significant experience in any of the following areas:

  • Equalities, diversity and inclusion
  • Public affairs & strategic advocacy
  • Digital communications and marketing
  • Digital innovation within the arts or technology
  • Culture & Creative Industries policy/agendas
  • Accountancy

The board meet five times a year and attendance at the majority of meetings is expected. Meeting venues will always be fully accessible and can also be attended via Skype to allow UK-wide participation. Board members are expected to champion SCAN and the wider contemporary art sector, and will contribute to at least one working group that focuses on an area of SCAN’s activity.

How to Apply
If you would like to find out more about the role, expectations and responsibilities please contact Seonaid Daly, Director ( for a confidential, informal conversation and to receive board terms of reference and application details. Current members of SCAN are encouraged to enquire.

Adverts will remain live until mid August.