Festive Greetings from Scottish Contemporary Art Network
A Christmas decoration in the shape of a globe sits on a satin background. The image is by Morwenna Kearsley and our message is that artists make a better world
Artists make a better world. Our SCAN Christmas card 2022, created by Morwenna Kearsley
All the team at SCAN would like to wish all of our members, supporters, funders, followers and friends all the very best for the festive season. We really look forward to working with you all in 2023.

Our last working day of the year will be Tuesday 20th December 2022 and we will return to office on Monday 9th January 2023.

Before we sign off for our festive break, we share an update of all the projects we have worked on to support knowledge and skills sharing in our community.
Artist Alberta Whittle gives a speech at the #ArtUnlocks Parliamentary event, November 2022. Image Credit: Julie Howden
Scanning The Year 2022

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share the work we’ve undertaken in 2022 in partnership with our amazing membership. From artistic triumphs to tough times, it’s been fun, challenging and always inspiring. 
Read Scanning The Year 2022
Discussion session at SCAN Summit 2022. Image credit: Eoin Carey.

Free online Disability Equality Training for SCAN members

Join us on our equalities journey. On the mornings of January 17 and 24, the SCAN team will be undertaking two online team training sessions with the expert Birds of Paradise Theatre Company. We have loved learning beside SCAN members in our recent anti-racism training, so we’re pleased to be able to offer six free places on this course for SCAN members.

As we know training opportunities are scarcer for the self-employed and often location dependent, so if we have more applications than places we'll aim to prioritise freelancers and those working outside the central belt for these places. Interested? Please send a short email to by noon on Wednesday January 11, saying who you are, why you want to attend and how you would use the training in your work or practice. 

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Artist Elizabeth Price

Psychedelic carpets and library utopias
Elizabeth Price artist interview

“I came to Glasgow a lot on when I was young and in bands.” Explains Turner-Prize winner Elizabeth Price. “The first art world I was involved in was the music world, post-punk and indie.”  Read more about Price’s love for Glasgow’s modernist Mitchell Library and her research into carpet making for her solo show Underfoot at the Hunterian Art Gallery in our SCAN interview with the artist.
Read our interview

Members take part in a discussion session during SCAN Summit at CCA on November 16. Image Credit: Eoin Carey

SCAN Summit - reflections and resources
In November we were delighted to welcome eighty members and culture workers to our SCAN Summit 2022: NO! NO! NO! Cultural Work in Violent Times. We’ve gathered together resources discussed in the keynote presentations, audience reflections and images from the day and published these in a short Summit postscript. Read on for key texts, podcast recommendations and a summary of the big ideas.

Read the postscript

Culture Counts seeks a new director.  
This is amazing opportunity to make a difference for, and with, Scotland’s culture and creative industries sector, covering policy, parliament and public affairs. This active advocacy role leads a vital network of arts, heritage, and creative industries organisations that works to protect and develop the culture sector for the common good. SCAN is proud to be a core member of Culture Counts, and our director Moira, currently chairs the steering group. You can find out more about the job
here and if you’d like to discuss the role please contact 

Lara Favaretto, 'Momentary Monument - The Library', 2022. Installation view. Photo: Sally Jubb

Member Picks

Here are some highlights from the SCAN community:

Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh is currently hosting three exhibitions. Momentary Monument by Lara Favaretto makes it's first appearance in the UK displaying 2,400 unwanted books. Qiu Zhijie occupies the whole of Talbot Rice Gallery’s historic Georgian Gallery with new series of ink-paintings and an atmospheric installation evoking an archaeological dig. Patriarch by Nina Pereg questions conflicting behavioural protocols that co-exist in spaces of geopolitical, religious, ideological and ethical significance.

After debuting a permanent version of Mimi at Jupiter Artland in 2021, Rachel Maclean has reconceived the artwork for Perth High Street, creating an immersive that is open to the public until 28 January 2023.

Soon Come is the first  major solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Matthew Arthur Williams. Now open at Dundee Contemporary Arts, the artist debuts a new body of work which is deliberately analogue in nature. The title Soon Come is also a gentle invitation to slow down our thinking in fast-paced environments.

Originally scheduled for June 2020, I Get Along Without You Very Well by Vanessa Baird is an exhibition that has been years in the making. The Artist has been working with the team at Glasgow Women’s Library and external curator Gillian Fox to explore the archives and context of the library. On until 25th February.

image credit: Saoirse Amira Anis, film still, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Edinburgh Art Festival.

Jobs and Opportunities

Below are some listings of jobs and opportunities available within the contemporary art community. You can also follow us on our
 SCAN Radar Jobs and Opportunities page on Facebook for daily updates:

Dundee Contemporary Arts: Head of Exhibitions, deadline December 23
Edinburgh College of Art: Technical Manager vacancy, deadline January 04
Leith Late: Festival Producer, deadline January 11
Glasgow Women’s Library: Facilities Management Officer, deadline January 13
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Lecturer in Contemporary Performance, deadline January 09
Craft Scotland: Marketing and Campaigns Manager, deadline January 17
Craft Scotland: Digital Coordinator, deadline January 17
Culture Counts: Director, deadline January 23

Magnetic North: Space/Time residency opportunity, deadline December 19
Glasgow Buzzcut 2023: Emerging Artist Award, deadline December 23
Aberdeen City Council Micro Commissions, deadline January 4
Edinburgh Art Festival: Platform 2023 open call, deadline January 15
City of Edinburgh Council 2022/23 Diversity and Inclusion Fund, deadline January 25
CCA Glasgow: 2HB vol26 publication call for proposals, deadline January 26
Call to Artists – RSA Annual Exhibition 2023, deadline February 26
Call to Architects – RSA Annual Exhibition, deadline February 26
Cove Park: Subsidised Winter Residencies, rolling deadlines up to March 6
Merz Summer Residencies, deadline May 23




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