AAS Launches Support for Makers with new ‘Rethinking our Rhythms’ Programme

We have all felt overwhelmed at some stage over the past few weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting constant and dramatic changes in our lives and concerns over the health and wellbeing of family and friends. We really ...

Role of Sustainability, Identity & Collaboration in the Future of Making

In July our International craft symposium Old stories, new narratives will bring together makers, designers and the craft community to consider sustainability, identity and collaboration in their broadest terms and what they mean for ...

AGM Celebrates Remarkable Year for AAS

“It has been a phenomenal year for Applied Arts Scotland” were the opening words from AAS chair and ceramicist Carol Sinclair as she welcomed Members to the 2019 AAS Annual General Meeting at Edinburgh Printmakers, and as news was ...

AAS Launch International Exchanges Project

Applied Arts Scotland announces the launch this week of an international exchange project comprising three international residencies bringing together makers from Mexico, Canada, Thailand and Scotland who will create new collaborative ...

Make Your Mark on a Manifesto for Craft in Scotland

Calling all makers! Get involved in shaping the future of craft in Scotland by signing up to the MAKE Manifesto and / or taking part in MAKE | HAPPEN, a special one-day workshop. Over the past two years Panel has been working with ...

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 ...