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
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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.
AAS announces Creative Scotland funding for international exchange residencies creating new collaborative works for an exhibition and international symposium in Caithness in 2020
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