• 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'


Making Connections

Exploring and highlighting Langholm’s rich heritage in textile manufacture


The Healing Power of Art

An exhibition of work created as part of a series of multi media art workshops


Modern Makers 2020

Working with glass artist Amanda Simmons

SURVEY FOR UPLAND MEMBERS We want to hear from Upland members so that we can support you the best way we can over t… https://t.co/MRnsSOPmYb

COVID-19 - All Upland projects suspended and Spring Fling Open Studios Postponed // See our full statement here:… https://t.co/rUMv1xMjhn

#GreenArts Day In our Energise project, artists @leemingpaterson and Jason Nelson creatively explored climate chang… https://t.co/Wq67ykjKHl