Creative Stirling started life in 2012 as a small collective of creatives working together to support grass-root arts and culture in Stirlingshire.
Our challenge was to achieve this at a time when funding for the arts was disappearing like snow from a dyke and change was the only sure thing for the cultural landscape of Scotland.
With open minds and hearts, we did what our local creative community asked for, creating a lively and eclectic programme of projects, pop up events and exhibitions.
Since our humble beginnings, we have worked with hundreds of Stirlingshire’s young and emerging artists, makers, designers, musicians, writers and performers. We have delivered an enormous variety and number of creative events in uncharted places in and around our city. We are here to encourage and support local talent and to offer something new and creative, for all our community to enjoy.
To this end, in 2016 Creative Stirling became a Scottish Charity that operates as a social enterprise. The ‘Made in Stirling’ store is a community gallery, workshop and shop, which is where people can easily find and engage with Creative Stirling.
What started life as a pop-up project has had six relocations within Stirling City Centre, refining and growing how we work along the way, to support a collective of a hundred strong, local artists and makers.
The ‘Made in Stirling’ store continues to evolve as new people come on board. It is the cornerstone upon we will continue to build Creative Stirling into a successful social enterprise.
44 King Street: Creative Hub and Venue
The essence of 44 King St is to facilitate the continued development and success of Stirling’s creative economy in the heart of the city. 44 King Street is being supported by a wide range of partners, in line with the project’s co-operative ethic to support learning, enterprise and skills development.
Creative Stirling works with local partners to support a variety of cultural and other artist led events and projects for and with our community, to help promote and grow creative potential and ambition for people living and working within the city.
We are the lead organisation behind Made in Stirling and the new creative hub and gallery space at 44 King Street, enabling us to offer a growing range of creative practice workshops led by local artists and makers.
The hub community is a rich mix of creativity, enterprise, community and business.
Versatile Space for Hire
Our event space is located on the first floor of the hub venue at 44 King Street. It is a versatile event space with projector and screen included in the cost of the hire.