Villagers who lost their local school hope to take control of the building as a community asset.
Crombie Primary School was one of seven closed by Fife Council, with pupils transferred to neighbouring Limekilns Primary School.
However, Crombie Residents’ Association wants to retain the 90-year-old property on Main Road as a community facility and ensure it is not demolished for housing.
Talks have already been held with an artists’ organisation that the group said is interested in using space.
Tony Orton, association vice-chairman, said: “We lost the battle to keep Crombie Primary School and the village has lost its focal point. We would like to keep some sort of control over the building.
“We have already had contact with a charity group, 4Arts, which already has accommodation in Dunfermline and would like to be able to move into the building.”
Crombie already has a community centre but Mr Orton said it is more suited to sports and leisure than for purposes such as holding meetings.
He asked Fife Council’s south-west Fife area committee for support from its £300,000 community asset and renewal transfer fund to develop plans.
However, he was not satisfied with a written “holding” response that simply explained the purpose of the fund and how it will be administered.
Councillor Gavin Yates, a committee member, said: “If the community came together with a strong business plan, that’s something that this committee should take cognisance of.”