Welcome to Upland CIC
Thank you for your interest in Upland CIC. Here you can sign up to join/renew the Upland Professional Membership or support our flagship event, Spring Fling through our Friends Scheme. Find out more and sign up below.
Become a Professional Uplander:
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
* 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, there is a spce on the application form for you to tell us where you are at in your creative career so please use this to let us know your circumstance.
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 workshops 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 mediaBe able to vote at general meetings and stand for election as a Board Director
Upland Membership runs from 1 September - 31 August each year.
Become a Friend of Spring Fling:
Benefits of being a Friend of Spring Fling
- Spring Fling Friendship Card – with your Friendship number
- An advance copy of the full-colour Spring Fling brochure
- Advance knowledge on who has been selected for Spring Fling (before Christmas)
- Friends e-newsletters
- Up to 20% discount and other exciting offers from Spring Fling artists over the weekend
- Discounts and offers at participating businesses across the region (via Whilst in D&G)
- Early and extended access to digital events and/or priority booking (if applicable)
- Annual subscription runs from 1 December till 30 November each year
- Individual and Family subscriptions are available. Family Membership includes 2 adults and up to 2 children (under the age of 18yrs) living at the same address.
- Life subscription not available for purchase as this will be changing. Current Friends for Life will receive information on this directly.