The Stove Network is an award-winning arts and community project 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


The Open Hoose project that lets your imagination guide your hand. Unsure what WRITE! is about? Author and organiser, Karl Drinkwater, responds to ten
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Let’s Talk Education

By Morgan Love The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was implemented into the Scottish education sector in 2010, and to mark twenty-years since Scotland
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Out of the Blue

By Alice Griffin Last month, the Creative Spaces Team headed out on a ‘go see’ trip to Out of the Blue in Edinburgh. Situated in the heart of Leith, t
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A group discussion during the 2018 Annual general meeting

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.

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