Creative Dundee

OPEN CALL: Collaborative Commissions // Deadline Jan 25

Apply with a creative collaboration of £1,000 and get your idea funded!

At each of the InGAME Insights event, we have an open call for one Insights Collaborative Commission of £1,000. We’re pleased to launch the second call which invites applications that combine creativity and games to demonstrate the early-stage potential of creating positive social impacts through experimental collaborations. 

We’re making this commission available to stimulate new, collaborative ways for creative communities across the city and wider region – artists, designers, makers, games developers – to come together around topics that matter. 

Whilst it is a small amount of cash resource, we believe there’s an opportunity to spark new collaborations to form around topics which have the potential to positively impact society, through some paid time to develop early-stage conversations, digital or physical prototypes.

Through this commission we aim to: promote partnerships between Dundee and the wider region’s creative and games sectors; provide time for collaborators to learn from each other and visit each other’s work spaces, either physically or virtually; champion collaborative learning and opportunities for experimentation; create space for concept development, with clear societal benefits; and share insight blogs on Creative Dundee’s website following each commission. 


People eligible to apply for this commission are: 

The commission will be awarded to a partnership who can demonstrate they have an early-stage experimental idea that has the potential to positively impact society – such as protecting and improving our environment, supporting equity and inclusion, improving health and wellbeing… The commissioned resource will be used to further scope out an early-stage digital or physical prototype. 

Your application should:


Creative Dundee’s team will consider applications on:

The deadline for application is: 9am, Monday 25th January 2021. 


Responses to any questions asked will be shared here.

 is an ambitious research and innovation programme based in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant videogames cluster. Led by Abertay University, in partnership with the University of Dundee, the University of St Andrews and a network of industry partners, our purpose is to drive sustainable innovation and growth within the cluster. We do this through a programme of R&D funding, research collaboration and cluster engagement. InGAME is part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and part of the Industrial Strategy.

Creative Dundee exists to support creative talent to base, grow and sustain their practice in and around Dundee, by amplifying and connecting the city’s creativity. We create the spaces to enable opportunities, galvanise action and profile the city so that citizens and visitors alike can access, experience and enjoy Dundee’s active creative scene. We lead collaborative projects which generate local, national and international opportunities for people and the city – to support Dundee’s strong creative ecology.

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