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

Visit the exhibition at Lockty Gallery in Carnoustie from 24 November 2021 until 19 March 2022.

Venue Details & Opening Times

Get a Fresh Perspective on Your Work

AAS will be holding Constructive Feedback Sessions next year where makers can receive feedback on specific work in a friendly and supportive space.  These are are free for AAS Members.  Watch out for 2022 dates being announced soon.

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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

Not Really a Goodbye and a Trio of Welcomes to the Board

Lynne Hocking-Mennie took over as AAS Chair at AAS AGM 2021 as Carol Sinclair stepped down and welcomed three new Board Members.

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Sustainability at the Heart of a Kind of Crazy Year

AAS Chair Carol Sinclair gave an insight into current and future activities at the 2021 AAS Annual General Meeting.

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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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On Twitter

.@TheBarnArts 'Becoming Earthly' prog (running Jan-Mar 2022) connecting #artists / #arts practitioners & the #environment via an online experimental learning space. Apply by 17:00, Mon 29 November 2021. https://t.co/8cdaFQn46Y