Connecting Makers Across Scotland

AAS supports and connects the community of makers across Scotland. Almost 70% of Applied Arts Scotland Members are based outside Edinburgh and Glasgow working from Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee, Falkirk,  Fife, Inverness, Isle of Jura, Isle of Lewis, Midlothian, Moray, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Perth, Renfrewshire, Shetland and Stirling.  Explore & search by location on our Members Directory.  Not a Member?  Find out more & how to joinImage: Coquina bowl by AAS Member Kirsty Dalton

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Supporting Sustainability

ScrapAntics in Dundee has to date diverted over 100 tonnes of business excess waste back into the community as resources for creative projects. AAS as an organisation is now a member of ScrapAntics and all AAS Members can access the ScrapStore. When logged in to their accounts, Members can find information on how to do this on the Members Opportunities page.

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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. Around 70% of our Members are based outside Edinburgh and Glasgow and AAS Board Members are also located across Scotland.

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

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Get Involved & Join Our Community

Want to access resources to support your practice? Participate in exclusive fee paying opportunities? 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 & opportunities. Read the latest issue & connect with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Check out our current projects & read about the exciting work we’re 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.

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.

Latest News

Exciting New Culturality Project

AAS is partner in new four year European project Culturality with exciting opportunities for AAS Members.

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Insight into Rising Tide Exhibition

AAS Member Hazel Frost shares insight into AAS funded curator tour of Rising Tide exhibition.

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Tiny Lichen & Mosses Inspire Award Winning Ceramics

Ceramicist Lorna Fraser shares her experience of winning the inaugural Scottish Landscape Award for work inspired by residency on Isle of Eigg.

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