Who we are

Applied Arts Scotland is a free membership organisation run by makers for makers giving an authentic, collective and professional voice for the sector and delivering tangible benefits to the professional maker community in Scotland. We nurture the creative heart and soul of making practice, celebrate expertise, and facilitate practical opportunities for creative and professional development.

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Welcome to Applied Arts Scotland's website. Take a look at our Membership Information for information on how to become a member. Check out our Projects pages to find out what we are currently working on. If you would like to receive regular news about Applied Arts Scotland and other craft opportunities, events, news, etc. then sign up for our e-Newsletter.

Latest News

Our Chair, Carol Sinclair, has the exciting opportunity to take part in a discussion at the next Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group about what success means for makers. Here are some thoughts from our board members on what success means to them - please tell us what is success for you?

Ever thought about having an apprentice and wondered how to go about it? Over the past two years AAS has been piloting shared apprenticeships which enable makers to build their business capacity while giving young people meaningful on the job learning. Find out how you could take part.