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Art in Action key asks to be debated in Holyrood
As part of our ongoing work to raise awareness of the impact of contemporary visual art in Scotland among policymakers, we’ve secured a motion for debate in Holyrood for Thursday, December 5th.
The motion has been lodged by Dr Claire Baker MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. It quickly received cross-party support so will be debated as part of parliamentary business on December 5th.
Please read it below – and share with your local MSP to gain as much support for it as possible!
Motion for debate – SCAN Art in Action Campaign
That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Contemporary Art Network’s Art in Action campaign, which took place over the summer of 2019 and involved artists from the Mid Scotland and Fife region and across Scotland meeting with MSPs to champion the role of visual art in communities; recognises the importance and contribution of art and artists to Scotland’s society, culture and economy; notes that the SCAN Visual Arts Manifesto calls on policy makers to place culture at the heart of representative policy and decision-making and for longer-term public investment to support the creative and professional development of artists, workers and organisations, and recognises that the forthcoming Budget and the Culture Strategy offer an opportunity for debate about the nature of arts and cultural funding.