About Mapping the Visual Arts

This map has been produced by SCAN as part of Mapping the Visual Arts in Scotland.

The purpose of the map in this first phase of development is to help raise the visibility of the wide variety of funded and unfunded activity happening across Scotland today. SCAN hopes it will be a useful professional resource to help artists, cultural workers and organisations in their ongoing research, and that it will support collaboration and connections across Scotland. It is also a useful tool for any visiting artists, writers, curators or researchers internationally.

The map gives an overview of key Scottish organisations, institutions, artist-led projects and commercial galleries. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to be added please use the contact section above. The majority of entries have been approved and edited by the named organisation. Please contact us immediately if you want to update or remove your listing.

SCAN was commissioned by Creative Scotland as part of Mapping the Visual Arts in Scotland to gather data about the contemporary visual arts sector in Scotland. This data helped inform the Visual Arts Review recently published by Creative Scotland. To see a snapshot of the research findings about artists and organisations in Scotland click here.

About SCAN

Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is a member led network committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. Our vision is one where engagement with contemporary art plays a prominent and influential role in the social fabric of our country. For this to happen we believe that the industry professionals based and working here must be connected, effective and innovative and that the collective voice of the sector works together to be heard at all levels of policymaking.

To work towards our aims we support the sector through research and advocacy activities and through the development of sector wide strategic projects.

For further information about SCAN's projects please visit SCAN.