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
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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
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
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
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