MAKE | Support – April-July 2020
In partnership with MAKE Manifesto, supporting makers / craftspeople / designer makers in Scotland to navigate, understand and access financial information during the Covid-19 pandemic vi a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants.

MAKE | Support visual identity, illustrated by Alice Dansey-Wright

Crafting Futures Wanita – January-June 2019
Design, social and creative enterprise development training for four groups of female artisans affected by ongoing conflicts in the Deep South provinces of Thailand to empower them to lead on increased social and economic wellbeing and sustainability in their communities and to revitalise their cultural assets. Commissioned by the British Council Thailand and partners as part of the Crafting Futures Programme.

Exploring idea, production and delivery in the Ban Tung Bamboo Basketry Community via the ‘Risk It’ model, photographer Helen Voce

Become Financially Efficient – May 2015
Workshop for visual and applied artists to organise their accounts and manage their benefits with Scottish Artists Union.

‘Abacus Man’, © Deniz Uster and Tom Harrup

Hothouse support from Applied Arts Scotland – 2015
In partnership with Craft Scotland, Emergents and Fife Contemporary supported delivery of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme for emerging makers in Scotland.

Convince Me: The Art of Making Compelling Applications event – June 2014
Event in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust supporting professional makers, particularly those newly established, to find out how to make successful applications for funding, exhibitions, residencies or other projects.

Craft Sector Survey – Summer 2014
AAS Sector survey to find out the specific needs of makers based in Scotland to inform our future activity and ensure we are representing the needs of makers accurately.

Your Brand and Online Selling & Your Brand and Social Media events – Spring 2014
Two training events in partnership with Craft Scotland to inspire Scottish based makers to make the most of their brand and support the successful online selling of their work and use of social media.

Image Credit: Christopher Fernandez / Gayfield Creative Spaces

AAS and Scottish Artists Union Roadshows – 2013/2014
Series of four roadshows across Scotland in partnership with Scottish Artists Union providing an engaging professional development programme of speakers and to provide current and future visual and applied arts members with an update on what the organisations have to offer the sectors.