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

AAS Member

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. Around 70% of our Members are based outside Edinburgh and Glasgow and AAS Board Members are also located across Scotland.

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Learn New Skills with our Craft Toolkit

Whether you’re a craft maker, artisan or designer our free online Craft Toolkit can help you learn new skills to improve your craft practice, plan for the future and grow your business.  Image: Craft Toolkit planning, Tom Pigeon

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Supporting Sustainability

ScrapAntics in Dundee has to date diverted over 100 tonnes of business excess waste back into the community as resources for creative projects. AAS as an organisation is a member of ScrapAntics and all AAS Members can access the ScrapStore. When logged in to their accounts, Members can find information on how to do this on the Members Opportunities page.

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Get Involved & Join Our Community

Want to access resources to support your practice? Participate in exclusive fee paying opportunities? 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 & opportunities. Read the latest issue & connect with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Check out our current projects & read about the exciting work we’re 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 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

Challenging Year Leads to New European Project

New project Culturality is a highlight in a challenging year reports Chair Lynne Hocking at the AAS AGM 2024.

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Altermatter at Indonesian Festival in Glasgow

AAS Altermatter project invited to participate in seminar at Indonesian Nusantra Festival in Glasgow.

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Exciting New Culturality Project

AAS is partner in new four year European project Culturality with exciting opportunities for AAS Members.

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