• 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!

New Project

Artful Migration

Filmmaker John Wallace will be creating work based on the behaviour of the ospreys at Kelton Mains, Threave Nature Reserve


A Beginners Guide to Filmmaking

An advice Session led by Colin Tennant

Past Projects

Find out what we do

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

OPPORTUNITY // We're piloting remote 1:1 peer support sessions for Upland Members. We're delighted to announce our… https://t.co/C3XmkggoDq

MEMBER OF THE WEEK // This week we're delighted to feature the work of Langholm-based furniture maker and designer… https://t.co/XVwdc0eBkx

Glad we can spread the word about your wonderful work. 😊 https://t.co/TuZ6liLZDt