AAS & XpoNorth Critical Feedback Sessions

One of the hardest things a maker has to experience is getting feedback on their work. It is something we want to fuel our creative development, but all to often we are very nervous about receiving it. With a view to making this easier ...

Event: Inspiring Innovative Sustainable Materials

Inspiring Innovative Sustainable Materials An Applied Arts Scotland event in association with Interface. 28 February 2019, 1-4 pm, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 158 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DU A session to inform and inspire new ways of ...

Exclusive National Museums Collection Tours for AAS Members

In 2019 there is an exciting opportunity for AAS Members to discover more about the National Museums Collections. There will be three highlighter tours of National Museums Collection Centre in Granton, Edinburgh with Sarah Rothwell, ...

Inspiring AAS Projects Supporting Makers Shine at AGM

“Is there anything else we could do? What’s missing?” asked AAS chair Carol Sinclair at the recent AAS Annual General Meeting, and after her whirlwind review of current AAS projects and future plans it was not surprising there were no ...

Success in the Making

Everyone has their own thoughts on what is success and as an organisation run ‘by makers for makers’ we decided to carry out research to find out what makers consider as success. Existing research on makers primarily focuses on ...

Invitation to AAS AGM 2018: News, Networking & Critical Feedback

  Invitation to AAS Members to join us for the Applied Arts Scotland AGM 2018   Notice is hereby given to the Members of Applied Arts Scotland of an Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 23th October 2018 10 – ...

Exciting New AAS Project with British Council Supports Makers

Our mission to celebrate and share maker expertise and experience has taken us to all parts of Scotland, and introduced us to a wide range of people, skills and making practices. However, this year has expanded our horizons through an ...

Making Feedback Easier to Experience

One of the hardest things a maker has to experience is getting feedback on their work and to find a way to make this less nerve wracking AAS has been developing new critical feedback sessions. Based on the Critical Response Process ...

Tell Us – What Does Success Mean to You as a Maker?

It’s not often you get asked by a Scottish Government advisory group what success means for makers but this is exactly what happened to our Chair, Carol Sinclair when she attended the recent Creative Industries Advisory Group meeting. ...