Fuelled by experimentation and play, Creative Spaces is predominantly about working collaboratively to engage, inspire, provoke and provide both experiences and opportunities for young people in Dumfries & Galloway.
So, whether it’s workshops or live events, film screenings or street art, Creative Spaces is all about giving young people the opportunity to take part in the arts, to work with people to grow and engage communities in realising ideas through imaginative and inspiring activities, supported fully by The Stove Network team.
Based on the three principles of exploring, pursuing, and developing, we programme events & workshops to encourage artistic responses to cultural issues that impact young people in Dumfries & Galloway.
Each year the Creative Spaces programme offers the opportunity for three associates to join The Stove for a 10-month period. These three roles are paid and offered on a part-time basis.
We provide opportunities for individuals to explore new areas of creative work which can supplement their current practice. In other instances, we offer an opportunity to artistically explore practices that often face barriers.
We contribute to the regional creative culture, supporting our members to pursue creative endeavours further. Collaborating with local arts communities, we help our members build new networks and support them to pursue creative opportunities that may otherwise be out-with the remit of an individual or group.
As a platform for emerging creatives, the developing strain of our programming focuses on supporting emerging artists to hone their creative voice. In tandem with the opportunities provided by our annual program, our teamwork with the associate artists encouraging professional development through seeking funding, evolving artistic style, and planning wider projects.
To join us, all you need to do is become a member of The Stove here and check off that you’d also like to be part of Creative Spaces as you’re signing up! Easy. Once you’re a member, you’ll get access to all of our events and opportunities as soon as they go live – including chances to buff up your CV and build your network – in addition to all of the benefits of your Stove membership.