Role of Sustainability, Identity & Collaboration in the Future of Making

In July our International craft symposium Old stories, new narratives will bring together makers, designers and the craft community to consider sustainability, identity and collaboration in their broadest terms and what they mean for ...

AAS International Symposium ‘Old stories, new narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration’, 1- 3 July 2020

AAS International Symposium Old stories, new narratives responds to the following questions: What does it mean to be a maker in a globally connected world? Is craft an antidote for some of the issues regarding sustainability? What ...

Discovering Dutch Design Week 2019

Last month, Applied Arts Scotland Advisor Helen Voce and member Beth Farmer travelled to Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands to attend the Creativity World Forum 2019, 21-23 October and Dutch Design Week 2019, 24-25 October ...

AGM Celebrates Remarkable Year for AAS

“It has been a phenomenal year for Applied Arts Scotland” were the opening words from AAS chair and ceramicist Carol Sinclair as she welcomed Members to the 2019 AAS Annual General Meeting at Edinburgh Printmakers, and as news was ...

AAS Launch International Exchanges Project

Applied Arts Scotland announces the launch this week of an international exchange project comprising three international residencies bringing together makers from Mexico, Canada, Thailand and Scotland who will create new collaborative ...

Make Your Mark on a Manifesto for Craft in Scotland

Calling all makers! Get involved in shaping the future of craft in Scotland by signing up to the MAKE Manifesto and / or taking part in MAKE | HAPPEN, a special one-day workshop. Over the past two years Panel has been working with ...

Exciting Residencies in China & Chile for Ceramics, Textiles, Fibre, Silver & Millinery

Three new exciting residencies in China and Chile have just been launched by British Council Crafting Futures for makers from Scotland and the UK whose practice includes embroidery, millinery, batik, silver, fibre or ceramics. Applied ...

Creative Scotland Wants to Know – What Funding do you Want?

Creative Scotland is currently reviewing their funding and exploring new ways to support arts and creative activity.  They are doing this through a series of workshops and an online survey both open to individuals and organisations ...

Proposals Invited from Scottish Makers for British Council Residency in Mexico

The British Council, Applied Arts Scotland and Oax-i-fornia are inviting proposals from Scotland and Mexico-based designers to take part in a residency in Oaxaca, a region in Mexico famous for its craft traditions. Crafting Futures ...