Spring Fling 2022 Applications Open

Applications are now open for Spring Fling Open Studios 2022

Deadline: 24/10/2021

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Image by Colin Tennant
Image by Colin Tennant

We are delighted to open applications for Spring Fling 2022 - a special milestone year for Upland.

Spring Fling is the flagship event in Upland’s year-round creative development and arts events programming. Spring Fling 2022 will be a milestone year as it marks the 20th event delivered and promises to build on the success of previous years and celebrate its artists and makers with a return to the open studio format.

Applying to take part – What you need to know

Spring Fling Open Studios will be held from the 2 - 5 June 2022. 
For 2022, the event will take place in line with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations making SF2022 a 4-day event rather than the usual 3-day.

Applications are now open and close at Midnight on Sunday 24th October 2021.

Applicants must apply via the SF2022 Application form – emails/postal applications will not be accepted. However, if you have any issues with the online format, please contact us.

There is a £15 application fee (non-refundable) which is made on submitting your application. If successful, participants are required to become an Upland Professional Member (£30) and pay the participation fee of £250, however, we also offer financial aid through our Step-Up Bursary which reduces the participation fee.

The selection panel will meet on the week beginning the 25th October 2021, and we aim to inform applicants about their applications within one week of the panel meeting.

Further Information

For answers to frequently asked questions and information on this year’s selection panel, fees, COVID-19, financial aid, finding a studio, our Neighbour and Springback schemes and our New Graduate scheme etc., please download our Spring Fling FAQs here.

For a step-by-step breakdown and guide to filling in the application form, please download our Application Guide here.

This year we introduced our Spring Fling 2022 Cancellation Policy & Decision Making Framework due to COVID-19, you can view this document here.

*All participants (new and returning) should read these documents as these change from year to year.


For further information and support in submitting your SF2022 application, please contact Joanna Jones at joanna@weareupland.com / 07787299487. Please make sure you make contact as soon as possible and avoid 8-17 October when Joanna is unavailable.


Find out more about Spring Fling here.



If you are interested in being involved in the 20th event, please contact Assistant Director, Joanna Jones - joanna@weareupland.com