Covid-19

Advocacy

We are working with partners to amplify the immediate concerns of the sector and our membership.

We collated questions from members for Creative Scotland who are delivering the Cultural Organisation and Venue Recovery Fund. See the questions put forward, alongside responses.

On 28th August 2020, we wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture Fiona Hyslop MSP,  to express grave concern around the £15m Cultural Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. Read our letter in full.

In August, we joined forces with leading artists join calls for dedicated emergency funding for visual arts in Scotland as Scottish Contemporary Art Network launch our digital #KeepArtInAction campaign. Read the press release here.

Member support and programming

Members can continue to share concerns by email, [email protected]

With ever-increasing pressures through work and home, there are times when we all need some extra support to balance the demands of everyday life. SCAN have joined the PAM Assist Employee Wellbeing scheme to allow our staff and members to access to free online and phone support for wellbeing, mental health, legal and financial advice. The confidential support is available 24/7 for the next 12 months and you can view their website here pamassist.co.uk. Log in details have been emailed to all SCAN members.

We’re running regular member meetings via Zoom on a range of topics, from funding and impact needs to digital working and the role of visual arts in creating a civic space. Keep an eye on our socials for details or join the SCAN Members Facebook Group.

We will continue to post further updates on Covid-19 and news of any work we are carrying out to support members on this page.

Useful links and guidance

On the 19th October 2020, the Scottish Government published additional guidance for the community learning and development sector on how to deliver learning and development services (such as workshops) safely. You can find the updated guidance on their website here.