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.
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.
“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.
Tues 24 May & Tues 5 July, 1pm - 2pm via Zoom
The GAP members meeting every six weeks will bring together any GAP members who would like to help us shape GAP.
Wed 20 July, 10am -12pm online via zoom
In this workshop, we will spend 2 hours exploring the impacts of Neurodiversity when working within the creative industries. NEUK Collective will outline some of the barriers to working in the arts for Neurodivergent people and guide us through considering how we can begin to address them. We will consider what we can change on an individual or organisational level to make our work more accessible. NEUK Collective will also present some of the research behind their Manifesto, and some of the key priorities for change as well as resources to support those working in the arts.
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