AAS Launches New CraftToolkit to Support Makers

A new free online CraftToolkit developed by Applied Arts Scotland as part of the British Council Crafting Futures programme has been launched to support makers to identify, understand and advance the creative and professional ...

Cocooned from the Elements

A stormy residency in Scotland inspired weaver Lynne Hocking-Mennie and natural dyer Prach Niyomkar from North-East Thailand to collaboratively explore the symbol of an umbrella as protection from the elements. This blog is part ...

The Dual Meaning of Sustainability

Textile maker Fiona Hall of Camban Studio participated in a residency in Scotland with Soledad Ruiz and Dalila Rubicela from Oaxaca, the most culturally diverse state of Mexico, and as they explored identity and sustainability she ...

Where do we belong?

Weaver Cally Booker describes how belonging, identity and sustainability sit at the heart of her collaboration with visual artist Andrea Tsang Jackson in Halifax, Nova Scotia who also works in textiles. This blog is part of a series by ...

Postponed: AAS international craft symposium ‘Old Stories: new narratives’

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have postponed our international craft symposium ‘Old stories, new narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration’ and are making plans for dates later this year or into ...

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 ...

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 ...

Invitation to Apply for British Council Residency with Mexican Textile Makers in Scotland

The British Council and Applied Arts Scotland are inviting proposals from Scottish designer/makers to take part in a textiles-focused Crafting Futures residency in Scotland during September 2019 working with Mexican textile makers. The ...

Scottish Makers Invited to Note Interest for Canadian Exchange Programme 2019/20

Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) are delighted to invite Notes of Interest from Scottish makers who would like to participate in Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together ...