SCAN Sparks: New podcast now available

Our SCAN Sparks programme explores how the cultural community can support grassroots activism and equalities-focused working. Later this year we’ll launch our SCAN Sparks seed funding programme of micro-grants. In the meantime, we’re thinking aloud with some people already making change.

Here, in the first of 5 SCAN Sparks podcasts to be released this spring and summer, our Artist Policy Officer Sekai Machache speaks to Ica Headlam, the Aberdeen-based founder of We are Here Scotland, the community interest company sharing the work of BIPOC Creatives in Scotland. Ica shares what helps him thrive, where the challenges lie and his crowdfunded Creators fund.

We Are Here Scotland’s Creator’s fund provides BIPOC artists and creatives with funding opportunities that will help them progress in their professional development.

We’d like to thank Matthew Arthur Williams for producing our soundtrack.

You can listen to the podcast on and also on SoundCloud