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 via a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants.
Crafting Futures Afghanistan – 2019/2020
Creation and delivery of ‘Design in Craft’, remote digital training to 46 female artisans, practicing various craft disciplines in Kabul, in partnership with Turquoise Mountain.
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.
Smart Plastics / Think Plastic – 2016-2020
Two projects – research group and exhibition – that specifically address sustainability and environmental responsibility in materials choice for makers.
A summary of our research, query and activity from 2014 to date exploring apprenticeships in the craft sector, resulting in the Shared Creative Modern Apprenticeship Pilot Programme across Scotland, delivery of information sharing and professional development events, and the creation of resources.
Become Financially Efficient – May 2015
Workshop for visual and applied artists to organise their accounts and manage their benefits with Scottish Artists Union.
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.
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.
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.