The British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to help support, represent and promote electroacoustic music from Great Britain. BEAN was established in September 2016 by Adam Stanović (Stansbie) and James Andean with the intention of forming a national network of composers, researchers, performers and teachers with an interest in electroacoustic music. The network has two primary aims: 1) to provide a national network that explicitly foregrounds and represents electroacoustic music, and 2) to encourage the creation and dissemination of such music at national and international events.
After spending 2016 as a candidate member of The International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME), the British ElectroAcoustic Network was awarded full membership in 2017. The network is now enjoying an active relationship with other international members of CIME.