SCAN is run by a Board of Charity Trustees who are also members. Representing the diversity of skills and expertise in Scotland’s visual arts, the Board consists of art professionals whose jobs involve, amongst other things, marketing, fundraising, journalism, art education, artistic practice and curating.
Other areas of experience represented include artist-run activity, leadership in the arts, supporting community action and tackling issues such as social deprivation. Collectively, the Board provides vital knowledge and guidance for the organisation.
Veronique AA Lapeyre (Chairperson)
Head of Communications & Digital at Craft Scotland
In August 2020, Veronique AA Lapeyre was announced as the new Chair for Scottish Contemporary Art Network.
Veronique’s career places her at the intersection of culture and digital. She has over ten years’ experience in creating engaging communication strategies for cultural organisations and commercial companies based in Scotland with a global reach.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Veronique is currently the Head of Communications & Digital at Craft Scotland overseeing the planning and implementation of the national development agency for craft’s marketing, PR, digital and communication strategies. Veronique also sits on the advisory group for the MAKE | Manifesto for craft.
Being Scottish-Mauritian, Veronique is an advocate for anti-racism action within the cultural sector. Her side-project, the Zanana Project launched in March 2018, to amplify Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and People of Colour working in the creative industries from Scotland, and beyond. The Zanana Project brings the community together across creative disciplines, sharing engaging stories and supporting ambitions.
Lori Anderson (Vice-Chair)
Lori Anderson is an established voice in Scotland’s contemporary art community. Until recently, she held the post of Director of Creative Dundee and prior to this, she was the Head of Development & Enterprise at Collective Gallery and was responsible for the development, income generation and operations for the organisation. She joined Collective in 2014 to fundraise for and deliver the project to redevelop the historic City Observatory on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill as the galleries new home for contemporary visual art.
Lori was also the National Relationships and Partnerships Manager at Museums Galleries Scotland, developing and facilitating networks and partnerships across the sector and beyond in the areas of fundraising, sustainability, tourism, training and advocacy. An experienced fundraiser, Lori has considerable experience in project management after nine years in post at the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Curator - Travelling Gallery
Claire Craig is the curator at Travelling Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in a bus, bringing exhibitions into communities throughout Scotland. Claire brings an awareness of curating and programming for diverse audiences and the Travelling Gallery exhibitions display innovative artistic practices, representative of the international art scene.
Claire has also curated exhibitions and film programmes across the UK and Europe and has an MFA in Curating Contemporary Art from Goldsmiths University, London.
Director - Impact Arts
Fiona Doring is the Director of Impact Arts, an organisation which aims to tackle inequalities through creative engagement. Impact Arts currently employs over 100 artists, makers and creatives each year to deliver projects across Scotland, with over 80% of participants coming from the bottom 15% areas of social deprivation.
Fiona is passionate about the parity of esteem between creativity and social change. With specific interest in equalities and inclusion, Fiona brings experience from across different sectors including employability, health, education, housing and regeneration and specifically the role that the arts can play in each of these.
Director of Marketing and Strategy, Glasgow School of Art
Scott is currently responsible for managing an integrated strategy and marketing function which covers Strategy and Planning at Glasgow School of Art (GSA). He is a member of the GSA’s Senior Management Team, a Director of GSA Enterprises, the GSA’s commercial arm responsible for managing the heritage elements of the GSA’s brand, and a member of Universities Scotland International Committee.
Scott is a graduate of the Universities of Bristol (MSc in Strategy Change and Leadership) and Strathclyde (BA(Hons) Marketing) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Top Management Programme, and has worked in higher education since 1996.
Director - Peacock Visual Arts
Nuno Sacramento is a Mozambiquean-Portuguese curator, and the Director of Peacock Visual Arts. He has lived in Scotland for the last two decades. Nuno has a wealth of experience in curation, and organisational leadership. He is a graduate of DeAppel Foundation, Amsterdam, and has a PhD by practice in Visual Arts from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Between 2010 and 2016 he was Director of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden.
Nuno has expertise in the areas of research, project curation, fundraising, writing, and lecturing.
Jan-Bert van den Berg
Director - Artlink
Jan Bert van den Berg is the director at Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians, an organisation which supports and promotes the involvement of disabled people in the arts.
Through Jan Bert’s work at Artlink, he brings an awareness of how important it is to promote diversity and to encourage individuals and organisations from different backgrounds to work together. Much of his work at Artlink is focussed on establishing partnerships with artists, venues and organisations to help encourage positive change, regardless of disability.
Artist, researcher and curator
An artist, researcher and curator, Alberta Whittle brings experience as a practitioner to our board and team.
Since 2016, Alberta has been a Committee Member of Transmission Gallery in Glasgow, where her curatorial research looks at the need to decolonise public art institutions. Alberta is also a freelance journalist and her critical writing has been published in Visual Culture in Britain, Visual Studies, Art South Africa and Critical Arts Academic Journal.
Alberta is a recipient of a Turner Prize 2020 bursary and is also one of the artists selected for British Art Show 9.