• 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 for young people, emerging and established artists. We also signpost to our partners’ opportunities and develop 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'

  • Membership


    If you are a professional artist or maker with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway find out about becoming a member!


Emerge Mentoring Award

Applications now open!

New Project

Artful Migration

Filmmaker John Wallace will be creating work based on the behaviour of the ospreys at Kelton Mains, Threave Nature Reserve

Past Projects

Find out what we do

We deliver a range of projects connecting artists and makers with audiences, communities and each other

Working with Langholm Academy to find creative ways to continue our schools project with @MMTextiles as part of ou… https://t.co/0mee8TmSYg

Applications are open for our Emerge mentoring & bursary programme! Two awards are available for emerging artists &… https://t.co/jChcsO4CQ6

A Postcard from D&G / Exhibition Now Live Head to the Upland website to check out our brand new online exhibition,… https://t.co/pFnGxGjRbu