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.