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SCAN Art in Action Campaign

  • Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
  • Motion reference: S5M-19957
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, 05 December 2019

That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Contemporary Art Network’s Art in Action campaign, which took place over the summer of 2019 and involved artists from the Mid Scotland and Fife region and across Scotland meeting with MSPs to champion the role of visual art in communities; recognises the importance and contribution of art and artists to Scotland's society, culture and economy; notes that the SCAN Visual Arts Manifesto calls on policy makers to place culture at the heart of representative policy and decision-making and for longer-term public investment to support the creative and professional development of artists, workers and organisations, and recognises that the forthcoming Budget and the Culture Strategy offer an opportunity for debate about the nature of arts and cultural funding.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Angela Constance, Kenneth Gibson, Jenny Gilruth, Patrick Harvie, Monica Lennon, Lewis Macdonald, Fulton MacGregor, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan, Willie Rennie, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Colin Smyth, David Stewart