Craft Associations in Scotland | A Survey for Makers, Craftspeople, Artisans, Craft Artists & Applied Artists

Craft Associations in Scotland

A Survey for Makers, Craftspeople, Artisans, Craft Artists & Applied Artists

Are you a maker, craftsperson, craft artist or applied artist based in Scotland? The Centre for Cultural Policy, University of Glasgow is interested to know what networks and associations you’re currently engaging with: what you contribute, what value they offer, as well as any barriers to participation you experience.

This survey is exploring membership organisations, associations, societies, and networks in Scotland’s craft sector. It forms part of a 3-year PhD research project Making it Together carried out by researcher Rosemary James-Beith at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow.

The survey aims to support a better understanding of the forms of organisation available, their role in supporting those that work in the craft sector, and how they contribute to shaping the values, priorities and working practices of makers.

This survey will take around 20minutes to complete.


You must be based in Scotland, identify as a maker, craftsperson, applied artist or artisan (or related term), and be over 18 years old to respond.

Ethics and Privacy

This research project has passed a rigorous research ethics process, and has been approved by the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts Research Ethics Committee. All responses will remain anonymous. Personal data will be treated with the utmost care, in keeping with the UK General Data Protection Guidelines. The full privacy policy can be found within the survey itself.


To request a large print paper version of the survey or support to complete it please email


The Survey Opens 1st November 2022 and Closes 17th February 2023


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