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 a sustainable model of funding look like and how should that funding be made available to … Read more
Applied Arts Scotland International Projects
Are you curious to know more about making practices in developing parts of the world?
Are you a maker with creative business experience you are willing to share?
Are you keen to develop your skills as a trainer and project manager?
Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) … Read more
The Scottish Parliament is currently seeking opinions as part of an inquiry into the future of funding for the creative sector in Scotland, spanning the work of large arts organisations through to solo practitioners.
At Applied Arts Scotland we intend to submit a response to the inquiry focusing on the … Read more
Collect 2019: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design took place in London’s Saatchi Gallery last month. As an insight into the works and makers presented at this event we asked AAS board member Stefanie Cheong and AAS advisor Helen Voce to select three works that caught their … Read more
As part of the British Council Crafting Futures programme AAS is able to nominate makers for other projects, and through this Scottish furniture designer Isabelle Moore was offered the exciting opportunity of participating in a residency in Chile in a traditional wood carving community in the town of Liquiñe. We … Read more
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 to experience Applied Arts Scotland facilitates … Read more
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 approaching material use for makers
We are all keen to increase our environmental responsibility … Read more
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, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland. This behind the scenes tour for AAS … Read more
“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 suggestions.
The purpose of AAS is to deliver tangible benefits … Read more
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 entrepreneurship, business outcomes and development needs which has led to success … Read more