• Welcome to Upland

    Upland is a bold, ambitious, rural based visual art and craft development organisation based in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.

  • Opportunities


    Upland creates opportunities, signposts to our partners’ opportunities and develops opportunities specifically for and with our Upland members.

  • Events

    Spring Fling Open Studios

    Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland; it is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events.



  • Projects

    Modern Makers

    Modern Makers is a programme which allows a small group of young people to learn craft skills from established makers.

    'The best way to become a skilled maker is to learn from one'


Become an Uplander

Sign-up or Sign-in as a Professional Member of Upland

Recent projects

Energise Residency Project

Two overlapping residencies exploring climate change


Spring Fling Open Studios

Explore the studios of the regions artists & makers: 25th – 27th May 2019

Find out more about becoming an Upland Member: https://t.co/TqKmYfJEUh Don’t miss out on our current opportunities… https://t.co/UEufgEiu15

Help @craftscotland understand the craft sector in Scotland & you could win £100 in book vouchers. Craft Scotland n… https://t.co/l3luP0gnFW

1:1 PR sessions for Upland Members, with PR expert Matthew Shelley: 27th Aug, Gracefield Arts Centre & Craigard Gal… https://t.co/zj3csgJJAC