ICAN -  Budapest
SCCA NETWORK (1985-1999)          | MAGYARUL



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:
- to foster the exchange of information among its members and internationally,
- to actively participate in the international contemporary art discourse,
- to promote contemporary art from the CEE region and other member countries,
- to provide professional advocacy for its members and utilize the strength of the network in influencing local and international cultural policy.

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:
Irina Cios (President, Bukarest), Balázs Beöthy (Vice President, Budapest), Geurt Imanse (Treasurer, Amszterdam), Anna Rakowska (Warsaw), Olesya Ostrovska (Secretary, Kiev)

Network Coordinator:
Olesya Ostrovska
mail: ostrov at cca dot kiev dot ua

Address: i_CAN, c/o Geurt Imanse, Chief Curator, Stedelijk Museum,
Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX Amsterdam,
Postbus 75082, 1070 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 20 573 29 11, Fax: 31 20 675 27 16