Art in Action

The Art in Action campaign champions the valuable role visual art plays within communities across Scotland and calls for stronger recognition of this in decision-making.

The campaign invites MSPs to experience the positive impact of contemporary art in their constituencies, while also making a public commitment to support artists and art in communities. MSPs are encouraged to share their experience of contemporary art in their own constituency via social media using #ArtInAction.

The key messages of Art in Action are that:

  • Art is an essential part of our lives rather than an add-on or privilege.
  • Art can help promote long-term change in communities across Scotland.
  • Art should be at the heart of national and local government decision making, and should be funded accordingly.

The aims of Art in Action are informed by the Visual Arts Manifesto, which was created in collaboration with Scottish Artists Union and Engage.