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 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.
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.
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 >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >