Spring Fling 2024 Applications Open

Applications for Spring Fling Open Studios 2024 are now open.

Deadline: 15/10/2023

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Spring Fling 2023 / Image by Colin Tennant
Spring Fling 2023 / Image by Colin Tennant

We are delighted to open applications for Spring Fling Open Studios 2024!

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 2024 event will take place during the late May Bank Holiday from the 25-27 May.

Applying to take part – What you need to know

Applications are now open and close at Midnight on Sunday 15th October 2023 (by 11.59pm).

Applicants must apply via the SF2024 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 £16 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 schemes including the Step-Up Bursary, the New Graduate Scheme, the Emerge Mentoring Programme, and CREATE (2 free places in the event).

The selection panel will meet and make their selection within two weeks of applications closing. Applicants will be informed by the end of October.


Advice Sessions

We are running a series of online and in-person advice sessions. These will take place on:

  • Wednesday 6th September – Stranraer (in-person) 
  • Thursday 7th September – online (Zoom) 
  • Monday 18th September – online (Zoom) 
  • Thursday 21st September – Moffat (in-person) 

For full information, visit the event website HERE.


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 2024 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 SF2024 application, please contact Chris Bridgman at chris@weareupland.com 

Please make sure you make contact as soon as possible and no later than the 11th of October.


Find out more about Spring Fling here.



If you are interested in being involved in the 2024 event, please contact Assistant Director, Joanna Jones - joanna@weareupland.com