Veronique AA Lapeyre appointed as new Chair of SCAN

We are delighted to announce Veronique AA Lapeyre’s appointment as the new chair of SCAN.

Veronique is committed to building a stronger voice for the contemporary visual arts in Scotland. Currently the Head of Communications and Digital at Craft Scotland, she oversees the planning and implementation of the national development agency for craft’s marketing, PR, digital and communication strategies.

Her career places her at the intersection of culture and digital. She has over ten years’ experience in creating engaging communication strategies for cultural organisations and commercial companies based in Scotland with a global reach.

Veronique also sits on the advisory group for the MAKE Manifesto for craft. She is an advocate for anti-racism action within the cultural sector and is currently working on a new project within the craft sector. Her side-project, The Zanana Project launched in March 2018, to amplify Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and People of Colour working in the creative industries from Scotland, and beyond. The Zanana Project brings the community together across creative disciplines, sharing engaging stories and supporting ambitions.

On her appointment, Veronique says:

“Having joined the brilliant SCAN team as a Board member back in January 2018, I couldn’t be more thrilled to step into the Chair role this year. For me, SCAN is such a dynamic organisation that uses both critical thinking and empathy to advocate and create support for the visual arts sector. With the serious impacts of COVID-19, Brexit and prominent social justice issues (including Black Lives Matter and the Climate Emergency) we are at a crucial moment in time for the arts. SCAN and the previous Chair, Sarah Munro have achieved so much and I am looking forward to building on their valuable work to co-create a vision for the future for the sector with SCAN’s members, team and board.”

“Communicating the value of arts and sharing stories of all the amazing talent and projects happening here in Scotland is an important facet of SCAN’s future work, and I look forward to contributing to this important work as an experienced cultural communications specialist.”