Glasgow Connected Arts Network
The cultural hub for the advancement of Participatory Arts in the City

What we do

Glasgow Connected Arts Network CiC (Glasgow CAN) is the cultural hub for the advancement of Participatory Arts in the City.

Glasgow CAN CiC is invested in encouraging and maintaining public engagement, awareness and understanding of Participatory Arts in Glasgow. We facilitate skills and resource sharing, and the exchange of ideas, offering our Members and the wider community access to invaluable training, partnership and networking opportunities.


Profile image of Sally Hendry, Company DNA Director, crouching in front of a shipping container with people in costume behind her.

Our members

Our membership consists of over 400 individual Creative Practitioners and Arts Organisations working in the Participatory Arts sector in Glasgow.

Our members improve community cohesion, break down barriers to access and instill positive social change through providing or programming Participatory Arts activities to communities in greater Glasgow.

Featured member

Isabelle Joss

“I I love what I do. I love sharing my experiences and skills with the next generation and anyone who has an expressive interest in the arts in general. I strongly believe that the creative arts play an imperative role in the holistic well being of our society as a whole; whether you are a new born or 100 yrs old.”

Isabelle Joss is a freelance actor, creative collaborator and drama facilitator. She has performed and created shows for children, most recently with Catherine Wheels Theatre Co and the Tron Theatre. She is currently working as a freelance outdoor drama facilitator with ‘WHAT HAPPEN’S NOW’ at the Play Barn in Pollock Park, Glasgow.

The Bold Collective

The Bold Collective is Glasgow CAN’s youth strand. The Bold Collective is made up of young people who are passionate about youth arts in Glasgow. Working as a committee of young people between the ages of 14 and 25, The Bold Collective are invested in promoting, participating and encouraging access to the arts for other young people in Glasgow with a particular focus on those facing barriers to participation.

Upcoming Events

Festive Gathering

Thurs 1 Dec, 6 - 9pm @ Civic House, G4 9RH

Join us for a relaxed evening of food, refreshments, music and mingling!

We’re thrilled to invite you to this in person festive gathering in a relaxed and friendly setting. Freelancers and those working for smaller organisations don’t always have the chance to come along to a festive party and celebrate our hard work together so this is for you.

Covid – 19 Statement

Glasgow CAN is aware as an organisation that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on freelancers and small organisations in so many different ways and we are here to continue to support you. As an organisation we implemented home working from 17.03.20 and the core team are still based in their own homes until the government advise it is safe to go back to co-working spaces. The core team are constantly thinking about ways we can continue to support our members and people that access our organisation during this period of adaptation. Many of our events continue to be held online as we begin to adopt a blended model of in person and online events. – Glasgow CAN Team, September 2021

Get In Touch

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Glasgow Connected Arts Network
Civic House
26 Civic Street
G4 9RH

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