Weaving an Adventure of Sounds in Mexico

The chance to work with makers in a different part of the world and to immerse yourself in different cultures can often act as a catalyst for change and lead to exciting new ideas. This was certainly true for handwoven textile designer ...

Inspiring Ideas & Innovative Materials for a Sustainable Practice

Blog by Stefanie Cheong After taking time to reflect on the amazing event ‘Inspiring, Innovative, Sustainable Material’s, organised by AAS in association with Interface, which happened earlier this year, I thought I would ...

AAS Response to Scottish Parliament Inquiry on Arts Funding

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 ...

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 ...

Funding for Craft Consultation – Have Your Say

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 ...

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 ...

Residency Exchange of Skills between Scotland and Chile

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 ...

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 ...

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