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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


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


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


Exciting New AAS Project with British Council Supports Makers

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

Roberta Lee

Opportunities to Connect 2018

Applied Arts Scotland is among the organisations taking part in the Opportunities to Connect 2018 conference being presented by Fife Contemporary to introduce new makers and craft & design graduates to Scottish arts organisations that offer support, funding and opportunities.