Stove Members Commission Opportunity – Migration

Migratory Birds Commission.

The Stove Network is seeking expressions of interest from Stove members who would like to undertake a creative commission alongside the ‘Luminous Birds’ project that artist Kathy Hinde will be installing in Dumfries in September leading to a major public art installation in the town in early September. This project will connect with The Stove’s annual Nithraid event (3rd of September).

The Luminous Birds project will illuminate a public space in Dumfries with an animated flock of origami-style birds suspended overhead in celebration of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Glasgow based art producers Cryptic are presenting this installation across Scotland and working in association with The Stove in Dumfries


This opportunity is for a Stove member to work alongside Kathy Hinde to develop a piece of original work to be presented in tandem with the Luminous Birds installation. Artists are asked to respond to the theme of ‘migrating birds’. The commission also includes assisting Kathy Hinde in a workshop at the Nithraid event.

The main criteria for the commission are experience of interdisciplinary arts projects and the ability to work collaboratively in a responsive way to the theme and the context of other creative projects. We are open to applications from artists and creative practitioners working across all art forms from visual art, performance to literature and digital media.

This is an opportunity to make an original artwork to be presented in the town as part of a high profile project, with the support of The Stove and the wider team working on Luminous Birds.

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Information about the Luminous Birds project :

Application: deadline Friday 15th July

  • Expression of interest in the commission
  • Up to 5 examples of relevant past work – submitted electronically with maximum file size of 10MB
  • CV
  • Applicants must be available for interview on the 21st and 22nd of July

Please send applications to

Timeframe and Budget:

  • Fee – £900 inclusive of fee, all materials and expenses.
  • Commission will start from successful confirmation and run until the completion of the project

Applicant must be available for collaboration with Kathy Hinde on 2nd and 3rd September and during the week of her residency (4th – 8th September)

Please contact The Stove with any questions about the project and/or application process : 01387 252435