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This is our page with information relating to Covid-19 and its impacts.


Find links to the latest Government guidance for safe re-opening of studios, shared workspaces, museums and galleries

Check our regularly updated useful links and advice including updated information on PPE


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

Our statement on the recent announcements of bailout funding for the arts is here.

You can read our latest work on what the visual art sector needs to emerge stronger from the pandemic, including a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture Fiona Hyslop MSP which outlines our key asks for recovery and contribution to wider community renewal.

Read our evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on the impacts of Covid-19

Read about the results of our Sector Survey on Covid-19 Impacts

Read our evidence to the Treasury Committee on business support and self employment support

- Tell us your concerns by email, [email protected]

Member support and programming

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


Read a case study of putting together a digital festival

Watch artist Hanna Tuulikki on the impact of Covid-19 on artists’ working lives

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