What is SCAN?
SCAN was set up in 2001 as a platform for collaboration and sharing of resources between 12 consortium members in Southern UK. 2003 saw a new phase of development within SCAN through the appointment of a Director in January 2003, and the launch of a website and other activities including the 9PIN project in February 2004. From 2007, SCAN began to work as an agency with a fluid network of partners.
The organisation works in partnership with a range of individuals and organisations from varying disciplines interested in furthering the creative use of media, technology and interdisciplinary working. SCANï¿½s projects are developed to reflect the impact that arts can have on wider society and often approach sensitive issues and current concerns in broader culture. The work SCAN delivers has at its heart content and subject matter rather than being driven by developments in technology although it engages in ï¿½technological progressï¿½ where appropriate.
The organisation supports artist professional development facilitating and brokering partnerships and commissions with organisations. On occasion, SCAN brings consortia of partners together wishing to work on a particular topic or theme.
Partnerships and commissions
(Please see project pages for more detail)
SCAN works with partners in a number of ways through facilitation and introduction of artists to organisations, commissioning and production, or as part of a consortium on production and research.
Current organisation partners include:
Artpoint, Arts Catalyst, ArtSway, University of Bournemouth, University of Brighton, FACT Liverpool, FAST (Farnborough Air Sciences Trust), Furtherfield
InIVA, London, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Lighthouse, Brighton, MARCEL, Millais Gallery, Southampton, Musicians without Borders, New Greenham Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre, University of Portsmouth, University of Plymouth, Quay Arts Centre, South Hill Park Arts Centre,
Space Media, London, Watershed Media Centre
Artist supported by project include:
John Bell, Steve Beard and Victoria Halford, David Cotterrell, Patrick Courtney and Mike Lion, Hywel Davies, Paul B Davis, Jeannie Driver, Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Flow Motion, Tina Gonsalves, Simon Hollington and Kypros Kyprianou, Armin Medosch, Stanza, and Steve Symons
Support for the artist scheme
SCAN operates a support scheme mentoring and realising commissions and projects with named artists over a period of 3 years (maximum but renewable). Some of the above artists are part of this scheme.
Advocacy and strategic working
SCAN works with its partners and colleagues to build profile of the media and interdisciplinary arts sector. The organisation is currently working on the implications of peer to peer content on creative practice and role of media/interdisciplinary arts in the creative economy.
SCAN works extensively within the HE sector (see partners) on research projects, realising public outputs and outcomes from research and brokering partnerships.
Education work takes place in community projects with youth empowerment schemes, festivals aimed at young people, schools and through placements and interns. SCAN has worked particularly closely with City Eye, ArtSway and Quay Arts in this respect.
SCAN Board of Trustees
Philip Salt, Chair, Partner, Heppenstalls Family Lawyers, Lymington
Jon Monkcom, Treasurer, Managing Director, Wessex Group, Winchester
Gary Stewart. Head of Media, InIVA, London
Jo Fells. Head of Press and Marketing, The Arts Catalyst
Linda Fredericks, Arts Consultant and Practitioner
Sally Childs, Visual Arts Co-ordinator, New Greenham Arts, Newbury and Artist
Thanks to: City Eye for their generous in kind support, and all our partners and artists.
SCAN is project funded by a whole range of partners and funders (see project pages for details)