The Stove Network
Matt Baker has been a full-time public artist for over 20 years. He was Lead Artist for the City of Inverness from 2006-2010 and led the arts strategy for the Gorbals (Glasgow) regeneration project from 1999-2005. Since 2011, he has focused on long-term activist strategies for integrating creative practice into the social, economic, and political structures of his home region in South West Scotland. He founded, and is based with, The Stove Network in the heart of Dumfries town centre. The Stove Network is the only Community Development Trust run by artists in Britain and won the Creative Regeneration category of the Scottish Regeneration Awards in 2016.