Spring Fling 2023 Applications Open

Applications are now open for Spring Fling Open Studios 2023

Deadline: 23/10/2021

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Work by Alan Cameron, Spring Fling 2022 / Image by Colin Tennant
Work by Alan Cameron, Spring Fling 2022 / Image by Colin Tennant

We are delighted to open applications for Spring Fling 2023!

Spring Fling is the flagship event in Upland’s year-round creative development and arts events programming. Applications are now open for artists and makers to apply to take part. The 2023 event will take place during the late May Bank Holiday from the 27-29 May.

Applying to take part – What you need to know

Applications are now open and close at Midnight on Sunday 23rd October 2022.

Applicants must apply via the SF2023 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 pay the participation fee of £270. 

To support artists and makers in taking part, we do offer financial aid through our various means including the Step-Up Bursary, the New Graduate Scheme, the Emerge Mentoring Programme, and CREATE, which is new for 2023. 

The selection panel will meet on the week beginning the 31st of October 2022, 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, 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.

Other documents available for reference are our Event Cancellation Policy & Framework and the Spring Fling 2023 Terms & Conditions of Participation.

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


For further information and support in submitting your SF2023 application, please contact Joanna Jones at joanna@weareupland.com / 07787299487. Please make sure you make contact as soon as possible and no later than the 19th of October.


Find out more about Spring Fling here.



If you are interested in being involved in the 2023 event, please contact Assistant Director, Joanna Jones - joanna@weareupland.com