Dundee Soup at DJCAD

Venue: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design // Date: September 26 // Times: 6pm – 8pm // Bookings

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Dundee Soup is a social event supporting local community-based projects and creating new connections in the city. Apply to pitch or simply come along to the next Dundee Soup on Thursday, September 26, from 6 pm – 8 pm, at DJCAD.  If you would like to pitch your project at the next Dundee soup, you have until September 19, 5pm to apply and you will be notified whether you were successful shortly after.

Dundee Soups are run by Creative Dundee and The Circle. This event is kindly hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee.

For a suggested donation of £5 or more, you can join us on the night, receive a simple soup supper and hear four short presentations from local people with creative ideas to benefit their community – these can range from art, design, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and much more. At the end of the night, everyone gives their donations directly to their preferred projects!

Dundee Soup dinners are open to anyone – whether you need help for an idea that could benefit the Dundee community or you want to support a project that aims to tackle local challenges!


Interested in pitching at this event?

Anyone who has an idea to benefit Dundee’s communities can pitch – whether you are an individual, small team or community group. The application deadline is 5 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 5pm.

To be considered to pitch your idea on the night, fill out the application form below or click here. If you would like a paper copy of the application, you can pick a copy up from The Circle.

“Dundee Soup offers a safe space, a platform to connect and collaborate. This is a democratic experiment where people come forward with creative ideas to benefit their community and get support from others.” – Claire Dufour of Creative Dundee.


This event is produced in partnership between Creative Dundee and The Circle. Thanks to Shona Littlejohn for helping kick-start the first Dundee Soup to happen in the city in April 2017.

See previous Dundee Soup projects here. Dundee Soup logo was created by Pete Thomas – check Pete’s work here!

If you are interested in hosting a Dundee Soup in the future, sponsor the supper, play some music, or something else on the night then get in touch – we’d love to hear from you: news@creativedundee.com.

About Soups

The first SOUP was developed in Detroit in 2010 with a group of artists’ friends gathered around dinner to share ideas about art challenges, finding innovative solutions and imperfect ideas for projects that were hard to discover funding for. Over the years, Detroit SOUP has moved from funding artists to a wide variety of community members that need a little money to start their projects and the challenging ideas pushed people to think about the city in different ways.

“It’s a little bit of funding, it’s a lot more empowering and it’s even more about connectivity.” – Amy Kaherl, Detroit Soup founder. Find out more about Detroit Soup here.