Who We Are

Applied Arts Scotland is a membership organisation run by makers for makers giving an authentic, collective and professional voice for the sector and delivering tangible benefits. We nurture the creative heart and soul of making practice by:

  • Connecting the craft community
  • Engaging the community through events, projects and discussions
  • Building skills through access to peer experience and skills swop at a professional level
  • Influencing, lobbying and ensuring the voice of makers is heard
  • Encouraging self sufficiency & confidence in the sector

Get involved

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Join Us

Want to be visible and promote your work? Be recognised as a professional maker? Have access to an online maker forum for discussions & chat with other makers? Have priority booking to attend our events? Take a look at how to join & enjoy the benefits of being an AAS member.

Not sure? Check out our project pages & read about the exciting work we’re currently doing.

Latest News

AAS Members are Invited to attend AAS Annual General Meeting 2019 on Monday 2 September 2019 from 10.30-3.30 pm at Edinburgh Printmakers. Limited places – bookings close Monday 26 August 2019.  Open to non-members however priority to Members. Free.  Book your place today at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/applied-arts-scotland-annual-general-meeting-2019-tickets-66183617983

AAS is a UK partner in British Council’s Crafting Futures Network working on projects with makers in a variety of countries around the world. Read about our exciting projects

Applied Arts Scotland SCIO is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC022604)