We connect and champion Scotland's contemporary art community

Contemporary visual art has the power to transform lives and open minds, and we need it now more than ever

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#ArtUnlocks experiences this Summer

Our #ArtUnlocks campaign is showing how art and artists are enhancing lives and enriching communities all over Scotland. You can share your experiences of art and creative activities on social media using the #ArtUnlocks hashtag. MSPs will be invited to visit some of SCAN’s many member venues, from galleries to workshops, during parliamentary recess (2 July - 4 September).

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The network is our core

SCAN’s membership represents the many and diverse aspects of contemporary art in Scotland from the grassroots to national institutions.

Together, our voice is stronger.

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Our work


Our projects champion the contribution that art and artists make to society and develop the knowledge and skills of those working in the contemporary visual arts in Scotland. We support innovation, equality, best practice and critical thinking.

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