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

AAS is partnering with British Council Crafting Futures Programme to build an exciting new digital platform to support makers in Thailand and Scotland to develop their businesses. Learn more & enjoy a taster of what is to come

One of the hardest things a maker has to experience is getting feedback on their work. To make this less nerve-wracking AAS has been developing new critical feedback sessions. We asked jeweller Lucy Walsh who took part in a session earlier this year for her views on the experience.

Our Chair, Carol Sinclair, has the exciting opportunity to take part in a discussion at the next Scottish Government’s Creative Industries Advisory Group about what success means for makers. Here are some thoughts from our board members on what success means to them  Please take part in our survey before 24 August 2018 and tell us what is success for you?