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Call out for Spring Fling studio venues

We are looking for venues for some of our Spring Fling 2022 participants

Deadline: 12/11/2021

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Image by Colin Tennant

Upland is looking for venues to host some of our artists and makers for Spring Fling 2022.

Every year we have a handful of participants who need a venue for the open studios weekend. This is either because their studio is unusable, inaccessible to the public or because they are from outwith the region and are taking part through our Springback, Neighbour or New Graduate Schemes.

This call out is for businesses and venues across the wide region of Dumfries & Galloway to put forward their space. Selected locations do so free of charge and do not take a commission on any sales made. They are not required to pay anything, just make a suitable space available to the event participant for the duration of the event and some time for setup/take down. In return, their venue benefits from increased visitors over the Spring Fling Open Studios weekend (2-5 June 2022), have their business highlighted in the SF brochure (between 10-15,000 produced) and are promoted as an SF venue in online marketing.

This is a great opportunity for a local business to capitalise on the promotion and visitors that Spring Fling brings to the region. In 2019, the last year we were able to open studios, we had a successful year with over 12,000 visitors making more than 36,000 visits to studios across Dumfries & Galloway. Find out more about the 2019 Facts here.

To put yourself forward as a venue please complete this form.

Once the SF2022 artists and makers have been selected, we assess who needs a venue and start to match up venues. In the first instance, we often try to pair participants up with other artists. We can't match up everyone so please bear with us. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please contact Joanna Macaulay: joanna@weareupland.com

The deadline to have submitted your business/venue as a SF2022 studio is Friday 12th November 2021 by 5pm.