The Stove Network is an arts and community organisation in the heart of Dumfries High Street. We’re a cafe, a meeting place and an arts venue with a diverse programme stretching across music and literature, visual and public art, film and theatre, to town planning, architecture and design.
We use arts and creativity to encourage, to gather, learn and bring life back to our town centre. We see the arts not as something solely for an ‘arts audience’ but rather as a vital contribution to society on all fronts.
At the heart of everything we do is a love for our town and wider region. As the only arts-led development trust in Scotland, we work alongside our local authority, community organisations, local businesses and charities to create a vision for the future of Dumfries High Street. We’re aiming to create a place where culture, community and enterprise work hand-in-hand to support a new vision of the High Street.
We work hard to raise the profile of our creative community and our town through regular opportunities, workshops, events and projects.
We’re also a hub for the creative community of Dumfries. We’re a space for you to use. So if you have an idea, need some space or even advice on starting a project or want to partner with us – we’re here!