An artist-led community project in Dumfries has brought a variety of arts and culture projects online. The Stove Network continues to keep communities engaged in the arts in these challenging times. Outlets for artists to express themselves remain open via a new ‘folklore: home grown’ initiative. This focuses on four values: insight, open-heartedness, perseverance and solidarity. In their description, it is ‘a series of creative challenges, collaborations, conversations, activity and artwork’. Communities responding to COVID-19
There’s a creative challenge each week, for anyone who would like to join in. Why not have a go?
• Make your own ‘memory jar’ – to preserve a memory from
this time, making it as visual as you can
• Nith time-lapse – take a photo from the same spot
along the river each day, when on your daily exercise.
Put together after lockdown to see what changes have
• Praxinoscope animation – create 12 frames for artist
Mark Zygadlo’s praxinoscope, and see the mirror image
The Stove’s monthly open mic night, brave new words, is going ahead too – virtually – on the last Friday of each month, where it is a great chance for writers and musicians to share
words sung or spoken to an audience.