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

Maker Assembly Edinburgh on Friday 3 March 2017 will be a special edition of Maker Assembly, developed in collaboration with the British Council.

We want to encourage makers of all types from all over Scotland to take part, so we are working in partnership with Creative Scotland to offer four travel bursaries to individuals who are based more than 50 miles away from Edinburgh to attend the event.Further details about the opportunity are available here, please submit your application by email hello@appliedartsscotland.org.uk no later than 17:00 on Monday 20 February 2017.

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.