A brand-new scheme launched in 2023.
This scheme has been created in the wake of 2022’s Creative Bursary as a way to make the event more accessible to a broader range of artists and to widen Spring Fling’s offering for visitors.
Upland hopes to emphasise that although Spring Fling is for many participants a way of generating income, it can also be a platform to showcase exciting, less commercial work.
The 2023 CREATE awardee was Marly Merle.
Marly took part in Spring Fling for the first time. She is based outwith the region but has strong connections to Dumfries & Galloway, and set up her ‘studio’ at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries.
Thank you to everyone who visited Marly over Spring Fling weekend. We’d love to hear what you thought of the new CREATE pathway to participating in Spring Fling.
Find more about Marly’s work HERE.