Become an Uplander

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Upland Membership is on a sliding scale from £0 - £30, depending on what stage you are at in your creative development. When filling out the membership application form you can choose from one of the following:

  • I am an established artist or maker and regularly sell work, take part in exhibitions or undertake paid commissions £30
  • I am in the early stages of my creative career* and may struggle to pay the full membership cost £15
  • I am currently a student in full time education FREE

To become an Uplander you need to demonstrate that you are:

  • A practising visual artist or maker with a strong connection to Dumfries & Galloway

Benefits of being an Uplander:

  • Be eligible to apply for and take part in projects and opportunities only open to Upland members, including paid opportunities such as leading workshops and mentoring
  • Have access to the members’ area on the Upland website (which has a growing bank of professional development resources)
  • Have access to professional development events which will be free or reduced cost for Upland members
  • Be eligible to apply for national and international professional and creative development opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to feed your ideas into the Upland programme
  • Have your news shared in the members newsletter and shared on Upland’s social media
  • Be able to vote at general meetings and stand for election as a Board Director

Upland Membership runs from 1st September - 31st August. Please note -  if the date of your new membership application being accepted is less than six months until the renewal date the subscription fee will be reduced to reflect this.

*There is space on the application form for you to tell us where you are at in your creative career. As a general guide ‘early career’ or ‘emerging’ is usually defined as having less than 5 years’ experience practising as an artist or maker. We know everyone’s situation is different so please use this question to let us know your circumstance.

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