by makers for makers

Welcome to Applied Arts Scotland’s website. Take a look at our Membership section for information on how to become a member and check out our Projects pages to find out what we are currently working on. If you would like to register as a user or get regular updates from us then you can sign up here.

Coming Up

Recently we’ve been researching apprenticeships and internships in the crafts sector. Following events exploring the subject with Business Gateway in Edinburgh and The Glasgow School of Art Careers Service in Glasgow we are currently compiling resources we will share online soon. We have recently uploaded films of presentations by the speakers at the Taking On An Intern event which can be found on our Resources page. For chat before and during the events search #craftintern in the @AppliedArtsScot timeline.

What’s New

With the support of partners Skills Development Scotland, we are looking for a Creative Modern Apprentice to work with two different small craft businesses in Edinburgh and to work towards a Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Business Skills for Craft. This is an exciting opportunity for a young person keen to begin their career in the craft sector.

Bitesize finance and Universal Credit top tips, useful links and information from our Become Financially Efficient event in partnership with the Scottish Artists Union.

Professional makers share their experiences of writing applications for opportunities and funding from our Convince Me: The Art of Making Compelling Applications event in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust.