Response from AAS to Scottish Parliament Inquiry on Funding for the Arts

    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


    Call for AAS International Project Leads

    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


    An Insight into Works at Collect 2019

    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


    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 approaching material use for makers

    We are all keen to increase our environmental responsibility … Read more


    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 suggestions.

    The purpose of AAS is to deliver tangible benefits … Read more


    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 entrepreneurship, business outcomes and development needs which has led to success … Read more