Operations Team

The Operations Team is employed by the Board to implement the artistic direction of the Curatorial Team. In addition to implementing artistic direction, the Operations Team leads on Finance & Fundraising, Administration, Marketing and Human Resources.

All Stove Network projects have a Lead Artist who is responsible for delivering individual projects for The Stove Network. Normally Lead Artists are members of the Curatorial Team, however this is not always the case and other people can be contracted by The Stove Network to lead on projects that have been approved by the Curatorial Team.

Matt Baker – Orchestrator (Definition: An artist in their own right in forming and guiding collective action with a recognised role/authority to do so)

In keeping with The Stove Network values of working collectively, the role of Orchestrator is about facilitation and creative working across The Stove Network. The Orchestrator does NOT manage the Curatorial Team – rather the Orchestrator is the means by which the Curatorial Team can collectively direct The Stove Network artistically. The Orchestrator is one of the key means by which the working of The Stove Network is transparent and inclusive for members, other stakeholders and the general public. The Orchestrator is:

  • a member of the Curatorial Team
  • responsible for embedding Stove Values throughout the operations of the organisation and implementation of projects
  • a central pivot in The Stove Network around which other elements move
  • a primary connector between The Stove Network and partners/stakeholders/members.

Ailsa Watson – Operations Manager (and Company Secretary)
Working closely with the Orchestrator to ensure the smooth running of the organisation and to develop its future sustainability. Main Responsibilities:

  • Organisational development
  • Financial Management
  • Funding / Income Generation

Ellen Mitchell – Graphics & Film Coordinator
Working with the Orchestrator on graphic design and marketing for our events. In addition, Ellen started the film programme at The Stove and continues to programme these events.