• 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!


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

Artful Migration Residency | Artist Talk This Wednesday 24th November, 7pm (Online via Zoom) Don't forget to join… https://t.co/nbToHoircZ

Tomorrow! Join us from 1pm for the inaugural Winter Art & Craft Fair and shop for some fantastic handmade Christmas… https://t.co/vliGd050o3

We are looking for established Artists & Makers to be mentors for the recipients of Emerge Artists Bursary Programm… https://t.co/zdpYQ4DjEW