Exciting Residencies in China & Chile for Ceramics, Textiles, Fibre, Silver & Millinery

Three new exciting residencies in China and Chile have just been launched by British Council Crafting Futures for makers from Scotland and the UK whose practice includes embroidery, millinery, batik, silver, fibre or ceramics. Applied ...

Creative Scotland Wants to Know – What Funding do you Want?

Creative Scotland is currently reviewing their funding and exploring new ways to support arts and creative activity.  They are doing this through a series of workshops and an online survey both open to individuals and organisations ...

Proposals Invited from Scottish Makers for British Council Residency in Mexico

The British Council, Applied Arts Scotland and Oax-i-fornia are inviting proposals from Scotland and Mexico-based designers to take part in a residency in Oaxaca, a region in Mexico famous for its craft traditions. Crafting Futures ...

Invitation to Apply for British Council Residency with Mexican Textile Makers in Scotland

The British Council and Applied Arts Scotland are inviting proposals from Scottish designer/makers to take part in a textiles-focused Crafting Futures residency in Scotland during September 2019 working with Mexican textile makers. The ...

Scottish Makers Invited to Note Interest for Canadian Exchange Programme 2019/20

Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) are delighted to invite Notes of Interest from Scottish makers who would like to participate in Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together ...

AAS Speakers at XpoNorth 2019

XpoNorth, Scotland’s leading creative industries festival which takes place on 3/4 July 2019 will include speakers from Applied Arts Scotland Board talking about international projects and opportunities and there is a chance for ...

Weaving an Adventure of Sounds in Mexico

The chance to work with makers in a different part of the world and to immerse yourself in different cultures can often act as a catalyst for change and lead to exciting new ideas. This was certainly true for handwoven textile designer ...

Inspiring Ideas & Innovative Materials for a Sustainable Practice

Blog by Stefanie Cheong After taking time to reflect on the amazing event ‘Inspiring, Innovative, Sustainable Material’s, organised by AAS in association with Interface, which happened earlier this year, I thought I would ...

AAS Response to Scottish Parliament Inquiry on Arts Funding

During April 2019 The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee sought written submissions on the future of funding for the arts in Scotland. The inquiry considered two overarching issues, what would ...

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