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Micro Commissions for Stove Members

In response to recent current events, and what we know will be a very challenging time for many artists and creative freelancers, The Stove is offering a number of micro-commissions to our Stove membership.

We would like artists to make a creative response to one of four themes:

Open heartedness
Solidarity
Insight
Perseverance

The response could be in any art-form, including but not limited to, poetry, music or sound art, film, collage, painted or visual approaches, sculptural or digital but ask that you consider the work to be shared in the first instance on our online platforms as part of our new homegrown project, more information about homegrown is available here.

We will select and profile one artist or creative per week as part of an on-going series. Your work must be ready within a week of your award and it will also be a condition to make a short video in a Pecha Kucha style about your creative practice (full remote support for this will be provided) and share with us any online information about your work that we can use to promote you and your work to our audience and the wider region. You’ll need to be available to be in touch with us that week to supply information and content.

Selected artists will be offered a single payment of £75 for their responses. The Stove will award one commission per week with a quick turn around. There is no deadline, but new submissions will be selected on a weekly basis from the applications available.

To apply, drop us an email with a short proposal, to a maximum of 100 words to katie@thestove.org including your chosen theme in the subject heading.

You do not need to be based in Dumfries and Galloway to apply for these opportunities, but must be a Stove member. For more information on membership, visit our webpage here

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.

We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?

Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.

As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.

The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.

£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)

Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.
We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?
Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.
As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.
The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.
£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
(Eventbrite link)