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About us

Circular Arts Network (CAN) is a circular economy tool created to support the arts. We designed it to be a ‘go-to’ location that helps people working in the arts reuse and recycle easily; while also supporting other sectors to recycle their excess materials in a different way. CAN is a cross-artform resource, we welcome users from all creative communities, including stage, screen, music, visual arts, dance, craft etc. You don’t have to be an artist to list items on CAN – if you have anything at all that you think may be useful then we’re delighted for you to register and list.

CAN also helps share transport, equipment, time and other necessities. We hope this will help users make the most of their time and resources and work more sustainably for the benefit of both their pockets and the planet!

CAN is administered by Sculpture Placement Group (SPG), a Community Interest Company based in Scotland. SPG finds ways to make cultural resources last longer, benefit more people and be more sustainable. Find out more about our work by visiting our website

CAN was developed by SPG and Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) in 2019/20. SCAN is a member led network committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. Their vision is that the role, impact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.

CAN was developed during a research period funded by Creative Scotland, and received support from SCAN, Santander, the Awesome Glasgow Fund and through our Friends’ Scheme. Details of how to support CAN can be found here.

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