Commissioning and Contracting

Commissioning and Contracting

Stove Procurement Policy

The Stove Network aims to support the local economy in Dumfries and Galloway, and specifically the creative and cultural sector.

Generally we will:

  • create and deliver paid opportunities for people and businesses working in our local economy (see local opportunities, below)
  • create and deliver opportunities for national and international creative practitioners to work in Dumfries and Galloway in such a way that knowledge, skills and networks are increased in our sector locally.

Specifically we will:

  • generate local opportunities for Stove members in the first instance before extending them to the wider community of Dumfries and Galloway
  • where possible follow rates of remuneration stated by relevant professional bodies (e.g. Scottish Artists Union)
  • follow best commission practice as determined by the experience and knowledge of The Stove Network .


1. In the unlikely even that this policy conflicts with the procurement policy of project partners – funders, collaborators, curators – The Stove Network will discuss those issues openly with the intent of resolving them as quickly as possible.

2. As a general policy The Stove Network will adopt sustainable and ethical procurement and continue to develop our own approach to these issues.

Commissioning and Contracting Information 2015-2021

Find out more about the value of contracts awarded over the past six years, and the distribution of creative contracts to both new artists and creatives, and geographic spread by visiting our Key Facts page here