• 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!

New Project

Artful Migration

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

Professional Development


A growing resource of advice for artists and makers

Past Projects

Find out what we do

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

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

A Postcard from D&G / 24 Aug - 6 Sept Sneak peek! Here are some works by @DeniseZygadlo, Hugh Bryden, Ann Smith, a… https://t.co/uWceoObJjt

'A Postcard from D&G: An online exhibition of postcard-sized and small-scale work by Upland members celebrating our… https://t.co/vnlJpZzy7a