Who We Are

Applied Arts Scotland is a membership organisation run by makers for makers delivering tangible benefits by connecting the community through events, projects and discussions, building skills and encouraging self sufficiency and confidence.

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Thrilled to be part of this community – have a new lease of life and able to be more creative.

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Get Involved & Join Our Community

Want to be visible and promote your work? Access resources to support your practice & opportunities to participate in exclusive fee-paying opportunities? Have access to online maker forums for discussions & chat with other makers? Be recognised as a professional maker? Find out how to join & the benefits of being an AAS member.

Just interested in what we do? Sign up to receive our free regular e-newsletter with news on AAS activities & other craft opportunities. Read the latest issue & connect with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Check out our current projects & read about the exciting work we’re currently doing.

Meet our Members! Search our online AAS Members directory – perfect for curators, gallery or shop owners, or other makers, to easily find makers in Scotland for exhibitions & workshops.

AAS Meet Make Collaborate exhibition

The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
21 August – 6 November 2021
Entry to the exhibition is FREE, however advanced online booking is essential

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Get a Fresh Perspective on Your Work

AAS Members are invited to take part in a free Constructive Feedback Session and receive feedback on specific work in a friendly and supportive space.  First sessions from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 26 October and 2 November 2021, and participants must attend both workshops. Open to non-members for £25.

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Identity, Collaboration, Sustainability:
an online international festival of craft

Exploring three themes through Makers’ Residencies & Practice, Exhibition & Symposium.

AAS is committed to identifying and dismantling any barriers that can limit access to and participation with AAS. We’ve committed to action on this in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan and Anti-Racism Statement.

Latest News

Curious, Innovative & Experienced Makers Would Like to Meet

Anne Marquiss introduces the Older Makers Group who invite interested Members of all ages to join their get-togethers.

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Making Feedback Constructive

Makers spend a lot of time working on their own and AAS new Constructive Feedback sessions offers a supportive space to discuss works and new ideas.

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First Winner of AAS Student Award for ‘Inspiring Sustainability’

Student Chloe Fea is the first winner of new AAS Student Competition piloted with City of Glasgow College.

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'The Cheviot Community Fund' provides #grants of up to £2.5K to support & assist #voluntary & #community groups in the #ScottishBorders with the development of community-based projects. Apply by 18/10/2021 https://t.co/LtAb5jbxy4