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