Support Us

Modern Makers 2017. Photo by Colin Tennant
Modern Makers 2017. Photo by Colin Tennant

Supporting Upland

As a Community Interest Company, Upland is funded through Membership Fees and Grants from Public Bodies and Charitable Trusts.   These have included Creative Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Holywood Trust, The William Grant Foundation, Archie Sutter Watt Trust, Cash back for Creativity, the Barfil Trust, Event Scotland and LEADER.

In addition Upland receives a small amount of funding through private donations and sponsorship as well as developing our own stream of earned income.

We believe that Upland performs an important role within the visual arts community in Dumfries and Galloway.  Our diverse range of projects are designed to support artists at all stages in their careers and, in particular,  to inspire and educate a wide range of audiences, customers and clients to understand, celebrate, participate in and be supportive of visual art and craft practice.

Our projects run throughout the year and include Spring Fling Open Studios, programmes for young people and emerging artists, workshops in schools, artist residencies and ongoing professional development advice and support for our members. You can browse our current and past projects here.

If you interested in what we do and would like to support any of our projects this can be done through :

Becoming a Friend of Spring Fling

Benefits of being a Friend of Spring Fling

  • Spring Fling Friendship Card – with your Friendship number
  • An advance copy full colour Spring Fling brochure
  • Advance knowledge on who has been selected for Spring Fling
  • 4-5 Friends e-newsletters
  • Up to 20% discount and other exciting offers from Spring Fling artists over the weekend
  • Invitations to Spring Fling exhibitions and special events
  • Discounts at Spring Fling Add-On events

  Click here to find out more and sign up online.


Donations of any amount are welcome and go towards the continuation of our programme. All donations, large or small,  are much appreciated. 



If, as an individual an organisation, you have an interest in sponsoring any of our existing projects or you have a suggestion for a new project that you would be willing to support financially or ‘in kind’ then please do get in touch.

If you are interested in supporting us then please contact [email protected]