Welcome to The Stove!


Midsteeple Quarter – a community-led development project for Dumfries Town Centre


Creative Futures:
Lincluden and Lochside

People using creativity to make their own future


The Stove Network is a membership, artist-led organisation based in Dumfries. We are a means for the creative community to play a significant role in the future of our region.

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We see the arts not as something solely for an ‘arts audience’, but rather as a vital contribution to society on all fronts.

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Programmers Report: The Outside In/ Permission as the form

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By Martin O’Neill, Curatorial Team member and Programme Lead for The Stove Network ‘We have a tiny minority of people calling themselves artists. I am recommending that everyone should be…

Starter Opportunity with National Theatre Scotland

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A new opportunity is now live from National Theatre Scotland (NTS) as part of their Starter Programme, for a Dumfries or Dumfriesshire based artist to develop a new idea for…

Reflections on an Engaged Practice

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by Katharine Wheeler, Stove Curatorial Team member since June 2015. Katharine has been doing an Artworks Fellowship the past 10 months with The Stove and Artworks Alliance, a period of artist-led…

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Dumfries Music Conference 2018

Nithraid 2018

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The Stove Network belongs to these groups:

Green Arts Initiative

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Nourish Scotland