What We Do

Watch our Stovie showreel with samples of our previous projects online here

  1. Run premises at 100 High Street, Dumfries as a fully accessible public arts space/facility/resource for the population of the town and the wider region
  2. Support a network that creates opportunities and connections for the creative community and integrates with our local economy and wider society
  3. Work with artists, young people, local people and groups to make public art events and activities in Dumfries
  4. Build national and international connections for the arts in South West Scotland

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find answers to the most common questions about us, such as our plans for the next year and how to get involved, on our FAQs page.

Our Aims

The Stove aims to use the arts to engage and mobilise people as agents of change for themselves and the society and places they live in.

Our Objectives are:
Support creative career development and the potential within people to become active citizens in society.
Work in partnership with others to create a new TOWN VISION for Dumfries and cultural vision for SW Scotland, and be part of implementing these.
Break new ground in the field of socially-engaged art practice.
Make new opportunities for people to be involved in the arts as audiences and/or active participants.
Build and sustain an organisation based on principles of collective working, diversity and inclusion.

We will achieve these by:
Working in partnership with other agencies groups and individuals across the spectrum of society.
Our artistic programme.
Using the building as a hub for region’s creative sector and local community to actively engage with the place they live.
Working with our membership.

Artistic Policy Statement

If you wish to make an idea happen through The Stove Network – please see our Artistic Policy Statement.

Key Facts and Information About The Stove

Some of the key facts and history of the Stove Network, 100 High Street building and the impact of the Creative Industries nationally. Find out more here