• 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!

Past Projects

Find out what we do

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

We are delighted to announce that Upland's art and craft fair will be returning later this year and that applicatio… https://t.co/i71t3r0Clx

Modern Makers 2022 has officially begun! 4 young people are working with maker Mark Zygadlo to learn design and wo… https://t.co/e8kWoZ6ZTd

New professional development opportunities for members now open! https://t.co/HB6MZ2exum https://t.co/0aNNsiPYVv