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

Applied Arts Scotland and Nova Scotia Craft and Design are delighted to invite Notes of Interest for Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together Scottish & Canadian makers to create new works - find out more & download the brief
Deadline to note interest: 5pm, Friday 12 July 2019

British Council Crafting Futures and Applied Arts Scotland are inviting proposals from Scottish designer/makers to take part in a textiles-focused residency in Scotland during September 2019 working with Mexican textile makers - find out more and download the brief
Deadline for submissions: 4pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019

British Council, Applied Arts Scotland and Oax-i-fornia are inviting proposals from Scotland-based designer/makers to take part in a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico during November 2019 to develop prototype products - find out more and download the brief
Deadline for applications:  4pm (GMT) Wednesday 7 August 2019