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
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 – 3pm
The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags … Read more
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 exciting new project which will connect Scottish makers with craft … Read more
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.
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. The challenge she was given was to find out the answer before … Read more
With one week to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation come into effect, we are confident you are aware of GDPR! Who hasn’t had a couple of emails a day asking them to read updated privacy policies and update their subscription and marketing permissions to keep hearing from … Read more