About

by Makers for Makers

Who we are

Applied Arts Scotland is a membership organisation run ‘by makers for makers‘ in Scotland. We nurture the creative heart and soul of making practice, celebrate expertise, and facilitate practical opportunities for creative and professional development.

What we do

  • We are a network of like minded people working together and in partnership within the applied arts sector in Scotland.
  • We facilitate knowledge sharing across local, national and international making communities.
  • We offer services to assist makers in their day to day practice – professional development, creative experimentation, capacity building and the sharing of resources and expertise.
  • We undertake projects which promote collaboration and enable the sharing of expertise.
  • We represent the authentic voice of the sector which is primarily made up of sole trader and micro businesses in a wide variety of urban and rural locations across Scotland.

Find out more

Scottish Artists Union logo with text 'Scottish Artists Union and Applied Arts Scotland are working together to support the making community in Scotland. Click to find our more about Scottish Artists Union membership and benefits.'
Close up of three makers' hands in a circle with natural dye colours in their palms
Applied Arts Scotland newsletter featuring the logo of concentric grey, white and yellow diamonds with header 'Makers Collectively Exploring Sustainable Making', two colour images of an exhibition installation and text below.
Applied Arts Scotland Newsletter October 2022