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Scottish Contemporary Art Network
March E-News From SCAN

Clocks moving forward and lighter nights always helps to make us feel more productive and optimistic!
Read on to see the latest research on art and design education in Scotland. Learn more about Scotland’s amazing visual art workshop facilities and read our manifesto asks for the local government elections on 5th May.
As always we have a great selection of news, jobs and opportunities from within the contemporary art community to share with you.

Image: Dream Therapet Children's Carousel by Sally Hackett. Image courtesy of Hospitalfield, Arbroath
Covid guidance update

The First Minister has announced that the legal requirement for wearing face masks in shops, on public transport and in other indoor public spaces – will be lifted on Monday 18th April 2022.

Access the latest Scottish Government guidance here
Mapping Contemporary Visual Art and Design Education in Scotland
Engage Scotland champions children and young people’s access to art and design education and supports the visual arts sector to deliver this.
Their latest research highlights innovative teaching and learning supported by artists and visual arts organisations, describes the challenges that schools face in teaching art and design and suggests ways for the visual arts and education sectors to partner to better support young people’s learning and access to careers in the creative sector.
Read the research here
North Lands Creative, Lybster. Image courtesy Scotland's Workshops.
Get behind the scenes at Scotland’s Workshops Week

Scotland’s Workshops Week takes place between 2-9 April 2022 and celebrates the vital network of visual art production spaces that we have across Scotland.
Head along to 9 of Scotland’s Workshops network locations to experience a range of exhibitions, courses, tours and events. This is a brilliant opportunity to find out more about the processes around sculpture, photography, glass and printmaking, and see these amazing spaces where artworks are fabricated.

Check out the full programme

Culture and Heritage - A manifesto for local government

Local government elections will take place on Thursday 5th May 2022.

In the lead up to the elections, we are calling on councils to invest in culture and heritage, ensuring that they are a central consideration across all policy areas and celebrated in all communities across Scotland.

This manifesto has been collaboratively produced by a number of cultural organisations.
We have set up meetings with SCAN members to discuss how we can work together to ensure cultural voices are heard in the local elections. Not a member yet? Join today!

Read the Culture and Heritage manifesto
Pop up portrait studio at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow.
Member picks

Here is a selection of activities, events and news from within the SCAN membership. You can also follow us on socials for regular updates across Scotland:
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival are pleased to offer two Programming Fellowships, creating opportunities in audience focussed film festival curation. Successful applicants will be part of the programming team that will deliver the 18th BFMAF taking place from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2022. Deadline for applications 4th April.
Glasgow Sculpture Studios are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, critical, and compassionate Learning & Engagement Programme Coordinator. Working alongside the Learning & Engagement Manager, this new role will enable GSS to enhance their focus on strategic development while still continuing to deliver high-quality and impactful work and projects in North Glasgow. Deadline for applications 15th April.
The Board and staff team of Fife Contemporary are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Grenyer as Director. Currently Exhibitions Curator at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh, Kate brings a wealth of experience in working with visual art and craft within arts and heritage organisations across the UK as well as freelance projects. Diana Sykes, retiring after many years at the helm, said “It is both reassuring and exciting to welcome Kate as my successor. She will bring energy and fresh ideas to develop the organisation’s vision and deliver the highest quality programmes to the people of Fife and beyond.”
The Circular Arts Network (CAN) was launched as a website in 2020 to make it easier for people working in the arts to reuse and recycle resources easily, while also helping businesses such as those in the building and construction sectors to dispose of their excess materials in ways that are better for the environment. CAN is seeking your views on the service and how it can be improved – even if you haven’t used the website before. Access the survey here.
From Sat 2nd April, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney hosts Pushing Paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now. The exhibition of 56 works showcases the astonishing diversity of contemporary drawing over the last fifty years. For the first time, the British Museum has co-curated this exhibition with partner museums from around the UK.
Drop in to Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April and try experimenting with a few different creative camera techniques to make a unique self-portrait. On hand support will help you to explore some creative techniques including slow shutter speed, depth of field and painting with light to create a unique a self-portrait – Ideal for children and young people.

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:

Atlas Arts: Extended Board recruitment – Deadline 31st March 


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