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.

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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 promote your work? Access resources to support your practice? Participate in exclusive fee-paying opportunities? Have access to online discussions & chat with other makers? 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.

DISTANCE Project Showcase Event

Eight makers describe their experiences of incorporating immersive technology into their individual craft practices.

What did they create? How do the physical and digital realms intersect within craft practices, what does and doesn’t work well? Hear more & join the discussion.

10am-12 pm, Wednesday 2 February 2022

Get a Fresh Perspective on Your Work

AAS Constructive Feedback Sessions are an opportunity for makers to receive feedback on specific work in a friendly and supportive space.  Free for AAS Members, £25 for Non-Members.  New Dates 15 & 22 February 2022.  

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AAS Meet Make Collaborate exhibition

Visit the exhibition at Lochty Gallery in Carnoustie from 24 November 2021 until 19 March 2022.

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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

Meet the Team Delivering New Course to Inspire Makers in 2022

This new course is perfect for makers who want to start 2022 inspired, energised and with a renewed focus.

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New Free Course Responds to Impact of Pandemic on Makers

New free course Sustaining Craft Business Practice launched to support Scottish makers in response to impact of pandemic as shared in AAS Voices of Makers blogs.

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Altermatter Workshop Participant Call Out

Take part in an online Material Centred Design workshop between material developers/designers/makers and product designers from both Indonesia and the UK.

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.@GsmithsCentre seek up to 10 individuals to join their Community Advisory Group to support the developments of initiatives & programmes that are informed, #innovative & #inclusive. Apply by 28/01/2022 https://t.co/85B1pWMqY3