• 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'

New project

Making Connections

Exploring and highlighting Langholm’s rich heritage in textile manufacture


Two's Company

Exhibition of work by Maggie Ayres

OPPORTUNITY // We're looking for an artist-in-residence for the Artful Migration programme which will take place in… https://t.co/2BsU4W3N7V

Applications Open! We are seeking to appoint an artist-in-residence for the Artful Migration programme which will t… https://t.co/VbHoWCYKTO

The deadline for VACMA is coming soon! Artists & makers in South Scotland can apply for awards up to £1500 to devel… https://t.co/rj2belVnim