Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, has lodged a motion this week in Parliament to mark the launch of the Art in Action campaign.
Mr Arthur is a member of the Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Culture, and has spoken out on issues around access to culture for all.
The motion reads:
Art in Action
That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Art in Action campaign by the Scottish Contemporary Art Network as a means to celebrate and champion the positive role that art plays in all of our lives; notes that the Network is a member-led group representing arts organisations and artists in Scotland; acknowledges that culture and creativity are not an add-on but central to how we live; encourages members across Parliament to visit an artist or arts organisation in their constituency over the summer recess period and share their experiences with others in their local community and beyond.