Ten artists working with communities to learn from informal COVID responses in our region, how can we nurture and maintain learning in our new future?


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 Cafe

Coffee. Community. Creativity.


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.

The Stove Network

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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Scottish Cultural Manifestos for 2021

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The excellent Culture Counts organisation has just launched their Cultural Manifesto ahead of the 2021 Holyrood Election.           You can read it here They have also…

Beauty in the Broken: Call Out for Community Gardeners

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As part of Atlas Pandemica, local artist Peter Smith is seeking local people to become ‘gardeners’ in the town. ‘Beauty in the Broken’ is a project which has been commissioned…

Quarter-Life Crisis: Where was Martin Joseph O’Neill at 25?

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By Hayley Watson Feeling secure in your 20s is tricky at the best of times, and our generation are lucky to have a housing crisis, yet another recession and a…

Elsewhere: First Images

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Elsewhere! Thank you to everyone who took some time to visit Elsewhere last weekend, it filled us with hope to see the town again from fresh perspectives and in new...

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Atlas Pandemica

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