• 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!


Spring Fling 2022 - Applications open!

We are delighted to open applications for Spring Fling 2022


Modern Makers 2022

Applications now open

Past Projects

Find out what we do

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

Don't miss your chance to join us via Zoom next Wednesday 20th October for our AGM! Please be sure to register to a… https://t.co/S9PaoK6d7M

We are looking for young people to take part in Modern Makers 2022 - A programme for young people to learn craft sk… https://t.co/ki2V7Oka2F

Join us for our inaugural Winter Art & Craft Fair this November, a brand new event from Upland, supported by… https://t.co/5eJaTrXGyE