Taisbean (from the Gaelic term to table, or reveal) brings together contemporary art curators and producers who live and work in the North of Scotland, including the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Highland, Moray and Eilean Siar (the Western Isles).
The year-long programme features 10 participants. They are encouraged to develop their own research focus during the programme, while also sharing skills and exploring opportunities for collaboration.
Taisbean stems from a desire to address the difficulties associated with working in the more remote parts of Scotland. The project grew from discussions in 2018 between SCAN and Highland curators Kirsten Body and Victoria Caine, and a subsequent networking weekend in 2019 hosted by An Talla Solais in Ullapool.
Taisbean’s freelance project co-ordinator is the curator, project manager and researcher Frances Davis, previously curator at Timespan in Helmsdale, Sutherland.
The programme is delivered by SCAN and supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland.