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The Stove Network’s Culture Collective project, What We Do Now (WWDN) is a pioneering experiment in ‘Creative Placemaking’ for the South of Scotland, supported by a regional partners group (DG Arts Festival, Wigtown Book Festival and Upland) and a strategic partners (South Of Scotland Enterprise, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Third Sector D&G and Skills Development Scotland).

Supporting Place Hubs in five communities across the region; ‘The Millennium Centre’ in Stranraer, ‘Outpost Arts’ in Langholm, ‘LIFT’ in Northwest Dumfries, ‘A’ The Airts’ in Sanquhar and ‘Castle Douglas Development Forum’ in Castle Douglas, the project hosts, both established and emerging, artists to work with these communities and local group/organisations to inspire new imaginative possibilities and explore bold ideas that celebrate the voices often unheard in our region.

Culture Collective Co-ordinators:

  • Katharine Wheeler
  • Martin O’Neill

The creative practitioners taking part in this project are:

  • CT Productions – Colin Tennent & Saskia Coulson, A’ The Airts Sanquhar
  • Jack Stancliffe, A’ The Airts Sanquhar
  • Martin Danziger, CDDF Castle Douglas
  • Kiera Manson, CDDF Castle Douglas
  • Alice Francis and Rosie Giblin, LIFT D&G NW Dumfries
  • Andy Brooke, LIFT D&G NW Dumfries
  • Hope London, The Millennium Centre Stranraer
  • Rory Laycock, The Millennium Centre Stranraer
  • Jim Buchanan, Outpost Arts Langholm
  • Sian Yeshe, Outpost Arts Langholm
  • Kirstin McEwan
  • Patrick Rooney