• 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'


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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

Take a look at what Upland’s Modern Makers been working on & how the project has helped them with their professiona… https://t.co/cQe3UpqV7h

Open Studio with artist Annie Peel & Margaret McCormick (Platform). Join us on 13th Sep when Annie will be welcomin… https://t.co/2j0mJ0AZIQ

Raising your profile as an artist can be tricky, so it’s important to get tailored advice as well as the right trai… https://t.co/N2HhqWIHls