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SCAN’s submission to the Scottish Parliament’s arts funding inquiry
SCAN has submitted its response to the call for evidence from the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs (CTEEA) Committee Arts Funding Inquiry.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been working with our members and our board to put together our submission, which draws from extensive work with our members over previous years, including the Visual Arts Manifesto that SCAN produced in partnership with Scottish Artists Union and Engage Scotland. We also drew from discussions at our recent Summit.
In our submission, we highlight the excellence of the contemporary visual arts sector in Scotland and draw attention to some of the issues faced by both artists and arts organisations, including funding and freedom of movement.
Some key points raised are the importance of contemporary art being accessible to everyone and making a priority of valuing the impact art and artist make within their communities. We call for longer-term funding needs to be embedded in policymaking at both national and local level, and encourage more strategic thinking in order to keep the sector healthy.
The full submission is in our Resources section. You can read it by following the link below.