Anti-Racism Statement

Applied Arts Scotland SCIO (AAS) is an organisation ‘run by makers for makers’ to nurture the creative heart and soul of making practice. We want and need to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion lies at the heart of ...

Five Short Instagram Tips

Dwynwen Hopcroft of Loch Ness Knitting shares five short tips to assist those who aim to aspire to do more with their Instagram accounts.  If you’ve been admiring others and wonder how to make your Instagram account more ...

Finance support for the craft sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis

In partnership with MAKE | Support we are contributing to a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants to support the craft sector in Scotland during the Covid-19 crisis. Drawing on our conversations with ...

Postponed: AAS international craft symposium ‘Old Stories: new narratives’

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have postponed our international craft symposium ‘Old stories, new narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration’ and are making plans for dates later this year or into ...

AAS International Symposium ‘Old stories, new narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration’, 1- 3 July 2020

AAS International Symposium Old stories, new narratives responds to the following questions: What does it mean to be a maker in a globally connected world? Is craft an antidote for some of the issues regarding sustainability? What ...

Discovering Dutch Design Week 2019

Last month, Applied Arts Scotland Advisor Helen Voce and member Beth Farmer travelled to Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands to attend the Creativity World Forum 2019, 21-23 October and Dutch Design Week 2019, 24-25 October ...