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

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. We have updated our Privacy Policy accordingly, please do take a moment to review it. Our GDPR blog post provides an insight into the regulation, what we have done and our suggestions for taking action.

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.