Variant (ISSN0954-8815) is a free cultural magazine based in Glasgow, Scotland, and founded in 1984. Available in both print and internet editions, it is distributed mainly though arts and cultural institutions through Britain and Ireland. Although nominally an arts and cultural bulletin, the magazine also deals with broader social and political issues, often from a left-leaning perspective. 15,000 copies are distributed per issue.
Volume 1 ran from issue 1 (1984) to 16 (1994), almost twice a year; volume 2 is running from issue 1 (1996) to current issue 33 (Winter 2008), two or three times a year. Contributors have included people such as cultural theorist Angela McRobbie, artist Mark Pawson, etc.