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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...