The Stove Network is an award-winning arts and community organisation based in the heart of Dumfries High Street. 

We use creativity to bring together people and ideas, inspire and support new community-led projects, grow opportunities and celebrate our local places and people. 

We believe art, community and creativity are a gateway to help understand our world and empower us to make the changes necessary to support and grow the ideas and experiences we need to map a fairer future for us all.

Thoughts & News

Karl Drinkwater on WRITE!

The author, and host of the monthly creative writing workshop, shares what you can expect at a regular WRITE! meet-up. “What goes on in a session of W
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Year in Reflection

What has The Stove achieved over the last year? 2022 was an exciting year for us here at The Stove. From developing new projects, expanding and delive
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Creative Stranraer

Thursday 13th April saw the opening of Creative Stranraer on the corner of George Street and King Street in the centre of the town. The space is a for
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Become a Member

The Stove Network is about people coming together because they believe in the value of arts and culture and want to take part in (and/or support) making creativity part of the place they live. Our diverse membership consists of over 600 artists and other active citizens, ranging from café-owners to wild food chefs, from video artists to DJs, from local businesses to retirees. While the bulk of our members come from Dumfries and the wider region, many others are from the rest of Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Stove members care about a wide range of issues: culture and the arts, heritage, community activism, regeneration, the environment and so much more. Collectively, we have already achieved great changes and by lending your voice you can help us to achieve even more for Dumfries and Galloway.

A group discussion during the 2018 Annual general meeting
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