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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Apply for the SCAN Sparks Seed Fund

This seed fund is aimed at collaborative, self-initiated visual arts activity led by Black people and People of Colour in Scotland. As a seed fund, SCAN Sparks will support developing a new project or trying to do something a bit differently. We want to support the kind of creative activity with collaboration at its core that Covid-19 hindered, or that is not always supported by existing funding routes.

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

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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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