Future Spring Fling

Plans for the 2022 Event

We’re thrilled to finally announce the first details of next year’s event.

In 2022, we will be celebrating 20 years of Spring Fling – marking the 20th Spring Fling event to take place. This is a big deal and we intend to celebrate in style. We also plan to return to our normal open studio format and can’t wait to welcome you back to the studios.

Applications to take part in the event have recently closed. We will be making our first announcements in December 2021 when Friends of Spring Fling will get an exclusive and find out who is taking part in the 2022 event before anyone else. Then in January/February, we will be announcing this news publicly and our event promotions will begin.

Find out how to Become a Friend of Spring Fling HERE.

Save the Date

Spring Fling 2022 will be:

2 – 5 June 2022

This follows the normal format of having the event at the late May Bank Holiday weekend, however, due to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, these dates and the bank holiday have moved. Spring Fling 2022 will be a 4 day event.

Whilst we can’t completely return to an open studio format safely, we are building on the successes of 2020 to bring you a carefully curated line up of online events, including virtual studio tours, workshops and talks.
Alongside this, a brand new Upland commission and the SF Pop-UP showcase will provide the opportunity for makers and local customers to meet, discuss and buy/sell work in a safe socially distanced manner, in line with Government COVID-19 Guidance.

We will be developing the accessibility of the event. There are some elements we can’t change such as the access to private studios in homes but we are looking into what we can develop. Two elements we are pursuing is our digital offering and ways to connect with our audiences off the screen.

We can also share that due to the unforeseen changes to last year’s programme, Upland has offered all 2020 participants a place in this year’s event if they would like it AND that this year, we’ve introduced a new way for artists and makers to take part with our Online Only option!

We’re delighted to finally share our plans with you and to open applications. So stay tuned for more information over the coming weeks and months.

 

(Image of SF Pop-Up at The Oven by Colin Tennant)

Greener Event

Our new digital programme and the fact that visitors won’t be travelling from studio to studio means that this year’s event will be our greenest yet! Not only that, but our virtual studios, online workshops and programming will be available internationally for all audiences.

We are pleased to work with and promote environmentally conscious partners and organisations like the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and the Green Arts Initiative and Creative Carbon Scotland.

For next year’s event, we look forward to bringing back our bus and bike tours as well.

(Image: Galloway Cycle Holidays)

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