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ARC Independent

ARC Independent registered CIC No. 569812

Generating Living Connection

We are creating and holding space/place for people who are trying to figure out how to move through, and beyond, the current self terminating system which is collapsing around us. The Pictish arch represents a supportive structure, tapping into our ancestral energy of guerilla tactics for survival, and supports the emergence of independent creativity that feeds back into the communal whole to generate new ideas and modes of being.

We are a small group based in Glasgow, Scotland. But we believe in the power of fractals and the principles of field theory, whereby the energy that is put out by small units effects the whole system through a morphogenic process.

ARC Independent is a creative, non-profit group cultivating a supportive and collaborative environment for both independent and group creative activity that can engage and mutually benefit our wider community.

The organisation itself is a vehicle/enterprise/practise to create and hold space for community to emerge within the capitalist structure that we in "the west" inhabit.

A tagline could read: A Collective Practice in Creative Emergence.


Developing as a part static, part nomadic structure, creative studios form a foundation that provide space, finance and support for a communal workshop where different creative practices cross-over and reach out into our immediate neighbourhood and an off-site programme of workshops, exhibitions and live events.


We provide mixed use studio space with a communal workshop run as a co-operative and open to anyone who has the need for basic tools and extra space to make. Growing gradually from our initial setup in 2017 through 2018 when we built the studios, and expanded through 2019 as we began working with our neighbours at McNeills. We consist of a mix of artists and makers, keen to develop connections with like minded people and organisations.

If you think your creative practice or social activity could benefit from and/or complement this kind of energy please send us an email:

A Collective Practice in Creative Emergence



ARC Independent's guiding principles:

Symbioses is crucial for survival and should be nurtured.
Resilience is created through relationship.

Relationships should mutually benefit all contributors.
Care and safety are essential to allow individuals to create and grow together.

Change is to be embraced, with engagement in both the gain and loss it entails.
Hierarchies should be temporary and only emerge to fit a given situation.

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