• 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


Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Visit Upland’s stand at the GNCCF in Manchester this October.

It's that time again! Applications are now open for @spring_fling 2020! https://t.co/UchtSCauZT #SF2020… https://t.co/04G4ThAqTr

We are delighted to announce that applications are open for Emerge 2020! Three bursaries are available - two bursar… https://t.co/ksQwvjOBhS

Exhibition Opportunity! Don't forget to get your applications in to take part in the Upland Pop-Up exhibition in Ed… https://t.co/i8i4UnRsVT