Craft Toolkit

Online digital toolkit supporting makers to identify, understand and action the creative and professional development of their craft businesses, and make a start on a simple business plan.

CraftToolkit, welcome screen

Closing the Loop

A maker-led research group exploring gaps in current materials knowledge and application of sustainability tools and practices in the studio, in partnership with Creative Informatics.

Circular economy systems diagram, (February 2019), source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Crafting Futures

AAS have been a member of the British Council‘s Crafting Futures Network since 2017. Through this network we have the opportunity to work on projects with craft makers and communities in a wide variety of countries around the world through which we develop and promote projects for Scottish makers to meet and work with their international counterparts. Read about our previous and current projects taking place in Thailand, Mexico and Afghanistan.


Residency programme bringing four Scottish and four Canadian makers together in Nova Scotia and the Scottish Highlands to create new work exploring the themes of collaboration, identity and sustainability.

Material development in Halifax Photo: Jennifer Green