CAN: Circular Arts Network

CAN is an online resource currently being developed by Sculpture Placement Group and web designer Ralph Mackenzie. This will be a tool for sharing surplus or used materials, exchanging skills and labour and sharing transport. Hopefully, CAN will help to reduce waste within the arts sector and be a way for artists to save money, access resources and connect with people across the arts.

This is being developed as part of our remit to encourage sustainable practices within the arts, and to address the economic and practical challenges of maintaining a sculptural practice. We have been working in partnership with SCAN (Scottish Contemporary Art Network) to undertake development work, and they will continue to support its launch. We are developing this resource within a research programme supported by Creative Scotland.

Launch scheduled for September 2020.