• 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'

Recent projects

Energise Residency Project

Two overlapping residencies exploring climate change


Upland Pop-UP

Start your Christmas shopping at the Upland Pop-UP in Edinburgh!

Deadline approaching for Modern Makers 2020! Looking for young people (16-30 years) from D&G to work with renowned… https://t.co/O4MW2pOX9s

We're delighted to present our upcoming Upland member's exhibition and selling event at the end of November. Why n… https://t.co/AQwWDkMB0R

We're looking for venues to host some of our SF2020 artists and makers! The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24… https://t.co/JFn0LhA5tT