Member Opportunities

AAS Members access to ScrapStore at Scrapantics Dundee

ScrapAntics in Dundee has to date diverted over 100 tonnes of business excess waste back into the community as resources for creative projects. AAS as an organisation is now a member of ScrapAntics which means AAS Professional and Associate Members can all access the ScrapStore using a ScrapAntics membership card. AAS has five hard copy cards for entry which will be held by AAS Members in different regions across Scotland. Any Member wishing to go to the store can borrow a card or get a digital screenshot approved by AAS.

Members wanting to access the store digitally should take a screenshot of the card above and email the attachment to AAS AAS will reply confirming they are an AAS Member. When you visit ScrapAntics to access the store you will need to show the screenshot and the email from AAS confirming you are a Member. A vehicle parking permit pass (car park just below WASPS in Dundee) will also be issued upon showing this card/screenshot. ScrapAntics do not need to know when an AAS Member will be visiting.

AAS Members ‘Connecting Makers’ online events and regular meet ups

We regularly hold a themed Connecting Makers event, and invite Members to gather in good company to discuss, reflect and share thoughts on a relevant topic and for an informal catch up.

Sessions alternate between mornings and evenings, and we encourage Members to propose themes and topics they wish to explore with their fellow makers.

We continue to host our regular meet ups for distinct groups (e.g. by region) monthly, online.

Members will receive event specifics and details to join the online sessions hosted on Zoom in the monthly AAS Members Bulletin (see archive below).

If you’ve not Zoomed before, find out more about How to Join a Zoom meeting or email us as we are happy to give you a gentle introduction.

Instagram Takeover

White female with blonde bobbed hair wearing a black top, colourful scarf and glasses sat behind a sewing machine on a wooden table sewing a blue patterned fabric. Textile works hang on the wall behind. Text 'Instagram Takeover, @blessed_unrest2015' is below alongside the Applied Arts Scotland logo.
Lorna Brown at Blessed Unrest Instagram Takeover

AAS are offering Members with their own practice / business related Instagram accounts, an opportunity to takeover our grid / stories for a week to share visually engaging, quality and professional content on a theme connected to their work, practice, approach or perhaps an activity their involved in (e.g. residency, open studio, exhibition). We have two takeover opportunities a month:

1. for a new AAS Member, so they can say ‘hello’ and introduce themselves, their practice and their work
2. for an AAS Member involved in an activity taking place at the time of their takeover

Read the guidelines for more information about the invitation, expectations and how to get in touch if you are interested!

Anarkik3DDesign Haptic Modelling Programme

Exclusive offer for AAS Members in partnership with Anarkik3D for AAS Professional Members to access their Cloud9 software and haptic Flacon hardware for using haptic Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D modelling programme for two months without providing a returnable deposit (usually £450) and at a lower monthly fee.

View more details about the exclusive offer for AAS Members here, using the password VirtualTouch! You can also email your enquiries to Ann Marie Shillito for

Open laptop with a joystick device operated by a hand on the right. On the laptop screen is an image of a turquoise oval filled with a yellow honeycomb pattern withe a bee on top, with a 3D print out of the image on the laptop keyboard.
Anarkik3D haptic 3D modelling hardware and software

Crafting with Light

Film still of setting up a desktop photography studio with smartphone on tripod, object, tools, equipment split with a close up of the smartphone screen.
Still from ‘Crafting with Light’ workshop recording

The ‘Crafting with Light’ online workshop, hosted by photographer Paul T Cowan on Tuesday 28 March 2023, exclusively for AAS Members, provided practical tips to support development of smart phone photography skills.

Use password AASCraftLight to watch the recording of the workshop on Vimeo here.

Making your AAS Profile work for you

Every AAS Member has a Member profile which comes up in online searches, and if you are a Professional Member, on the AAS Directory of Members. This can be used by buyers, galleries, curators and general public to find and contact makers in Scotland. We have pulled together some guidelines for how to update & make the most of your profile. Add your photo & promote your practice today!

AAS Members Bulletin Archive

The regular Members Bulletin provides AAS Members with details of member only, exclusive opportunities, upcoming events – both offline and online – and more. If you’re wanting to recall details of something you’ve read about, or are just curious about what we’ve offered to Members in the past, please do browse the archive covering the last 18 months.

Screenshot of E-bulletin with header of Applied Arts Scotland logo; includes text headers and text 'AAS Members Bulletin: June/July 2022', 'Dates for Diary & Links to Join', 'Connecting Makers - Safeguarding' with portrait of a female.
Screenshot of AAS Members Bulletin, June/July 2022

Members’ work profiled in ArtMag

Double page magazine spread with heading 'Hand-made for your home' with six images of hand made work, each with text.
‘Hand-made for your home’, Artmag 18 November 2022, Issue 240

Six AAS Members making work for the home or to wear was profiled each month in Artmag from May 2022 – March 2023 in the AAS authored Hand-made for you & your home feature. Visit to browse issues and the features.

We will update member opportunities on this page regularly. Please do return to keep abreast.