Artists Make a Better World


Artists Make a Better World was SCAN’s summer 2023 campaign to encourage policymakers to support contemporary art and share with the public the many ways that artists contribute to Scotland’s wellbeing.  

Through the campaign, we highlighted the role that artists have in improving our everyday lives, and the impact that learning skills from artists and taking part in creative activities can have on health and happiness. In particular we wanted to emphasise that: 

  • Artists make us healthier and happier  
  • Artists make artists out of everyone  
  • Artists make communities stronger  
  • Artists make our everyday world  
  • Artists make space for different voices   

As part of the campaign, Scotland’s MSPs were invited to visit our members in their studios, galleries, venues and production facilities, to find out first-hand about the important role of artists and arts organisations in their constituencies.  

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