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
Our evolving strategy, ‘Making Sustainable Livelihoods‘, builds on a wealth of project-based experience over the last 10+ years:
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Two free workshops – Make it Happen on 6 May 2021 and Evolving Ideas on 20 May 2021 are announced to support applications for Mentor/Mentee, part of the Resilience Programme, a free mentoring initiative led by AAS and Craft Scotland. Book your places now!
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In June 2020 AAS published an Anti-Racism Statement and committed to identifying and dismantling any barriers that can limit access to and participation with AAS. We’ve committed to action on this in a new Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan Read more