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.
Hayley Earlam / Overdrive Dance Company
“Overdrive offers a safe space for boys and young men to explore their creativity through dance and movement.”
Hayley Earlam is an independent dance artist based in Glasgow with vast experience in performance and facilitating dance. Her practice roots itself in the body’s drive to move and to connect. She founded Overdrive in 2015 along with Lucy Wild, after engaging boys and young men throughout Glasgow with Matthew Bourne’s production of Lord of the Flies. “We wanted to continue dancing with those we had met during the project.”
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.
Slots available every week
GCAN offers free 1-to-1 support sessions to those looking for support or advice with their creative projects.
Thus 5, 12, 19, 26 May, 12 - 1pm. Online via Zoom
A relaxed drop in event where you can learn more about this years’ Create Grant and ask us anything about applying.
Wed 18 May 2022, 10am - 12pm via Zoom
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