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Join the Creative Spaces Class of 2024

The Creative Spaces Project is looking for three new recruits to join its programme for 2024.

This is a paid opportunity for young creatives aged between 16 and 30, to join The Stove team on a part-time basis, for a fixed period of 10 months.


Fee: £672 per month (For each successful candidate)

Hours: Part-time, two days per week (14 hours)

Duration: 10 months, fixed term (Successful applicants will begin their contract on the week beginning 29th July, 2024.)

Contract Type: Freelance

Criteria: Applicants must be aged between 16-30 and have some form of creative practice, project or idea you would like to develop.

Deadline for applications: Monday 1st July at 12 noon

Based at The Stove Network in Dumfries, Creative Spaces works with young creatives from across the region providing a stepping stone into the arts and the world of being a creative freelancer.

Every year, Creative Spaces recruits three ‘Associate Artists’ t o complete a 10-month creative development programme where you will learn t o grow your creative interests, work with the Creative Spaces Team on various projects & events, and with guidance, will learn to develop your own personal project*.

Creative Spaces aims to build up and support Dumfries & Galloway’s creative scene. We d o this through putting o n events, hosting workshops, offering mentorships, and providing learning opportunities and networking connections to help people build their skills as creatives.

These opportunities aren’t just for people already working in the creative sector and you don’t have t o be an ‘established artist’, have a degree or previous experience to apply.

The Creative Spaces programme is designed to offer you the chance to explore the creative industries and try and find your



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • IT and media skills (e.g. using emails, word etc)
  • Interest and/or experience in t h e creative industries and community work Interest and / or experience in working with other people
  • Ability to self-manage your own workflow


  • Adaptable
  • Engaging
  • Creative


  • Time commitments will include a combination of regular hours (to be determined by team availability) and some flexible working across projects (evenings, weekend work).
  • You’ll be required to attend weekly meetings and take part in project development and delivery of work across our programme:
  • 1 x Fixed day per week based in The Stove (either on Tuesday or Thursday)
  • 1x Flexible day per week (either working from home or in The Stove)
  • Weekly Creative Spaces meetings with Creative Spaces Producer Weekly Projects meeting (With the full StoveTeam)


Deadline for applications: Monday 1st July at 12 noon

Please submit your application by email to [email protected] (max file size of 10MB) with the heading Creative Spaces – Associate

Feel free to be creative with your application. We’ll accept any of the following formats, but please remember to let us know:

  • Why do you think joining the Creative Spaces programme will benefit you?
  • Why do you think now is the right time to apply to this programme?
  • What do you hope to achieve?
  • Please include brief details surrounding a project you would like to pursue as part of Creative Spaces (this could be a series of workshops, an event or any other creative output).*

*Please note that this idea is just so we can understand the kind of areas you may be interested in and any projects you wish to pursue. This is not a final idea that you have to take forward.


We’ll accept any of the following formats:

  • Covering Letter (no more than 500 words)
  • Video (no more than 3 mins)
  • Image pack or portfolio (10MB or less)
  • Voice note

Just make sure that you include a CV or text sheet with your name, contact details and a few examples of recent work (this could be images, videos or write-ups).

It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too. Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you.

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