INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART NETWORK ASSOCIATION
i_CAN is an open international network, registered in The Netherlands as a public-benefit organization.
i_CAN's mission is to encourage, support, and provide a framework for international collaboration in the field of contemporary visual arts and culture, involving artists, art critics and writers, theoreticians, curators and art administrators from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
i_CAN is a platform for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration.
i_CAN's goals are:
i_CAN's activities include collecting, maintaining and distributing information on contemporary art from the CEE region and other member countries, building a structure for collaborative and exchange projects among its members and with external international contemporary art institutions, initiating international contemporary art projects and offering training possibilities for the members.
i_CAN was founded in 1999 on the basis of the Soros Centers for Contemporary Arts Network (1991-1999). Its services are grounded on the unique resources (documentation, expertise, infrastructure) accumulated within the SCCA Network.
i_CAN has institutional and individual members. Any individual or not-for-profit institution working in the field of contemporary arts, respecting the mission of i_CAN and fulfilling its goals may become a member. All members contribute a membership fee.
i_CAN members take part in annual meetings of the association, are included in informational publications and the website of i_CAN, receive access to contemporary arts documentation and databases maintained by i_CAN, may receive professional assistance and advice from other i_CAN members, participate in the development and realization of joint projects of i_CAN, and have access to funding produced by i_CAN for its projects.
i_CAN's ultimate authority is the General Assembly. The Board of Directors is elected for a 2-year period by the General Assembly.
Board of Directors:
Address: i_CAN, c/o Geurt Imanse, Chief Curator, Stedelijk Museum,
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