Creative Dundee

Now Open: Community Ideas Fund 2021

Collaborations at the ready: applications for this year’s Community Ideas Fund are open!

Have a collaborative project you’ve always wanted to try? Is there a community or neighbourhood you’d love to work on a creative activity with? Maybe you could help bring a project to life with your skills and you’re keen to make a positive impact?

The Community Ideas Fund is an opportunity for people in our Amps network to team up, create a pitch, and share their idea at our Forum in December. The community will then vote for one project to receive our annual award—this year’s Fund is currently £2,000 and growing!

Your idea can take whatever form you’d like; it could be a performance, an art trail, a workshop, a transformed space, a game, or something else that inspires and connects people. It just needs to involve two or more Amps working on an exciting new collaboration that will result in a positive social impact in Dundee.

Whether you’re a designer, artist, performer, maker or someone who supports and champions creativity in the city, we want to hear your ideas! The Fund exists to spark and resource projects that have creativity and experimentation at their heart; take a look at previous winners for some inspiration.


Application deadline: midnight on Sun 28 November 2021

Your team will pitch your idea at our Amps Forum
on the evening of Thu 2 December 2021


The more Amps there are, the bigger the Fund is—50% of all subscriptions go towards the pot. Not an Amp yet? Join now! Not applying this year? Amps get to choose the winning project at our annual Forum, so come along and vote for your favourite pitch!

Looking for collaborators? Come along to our weekly Amps Breakfasts and meet some of our community, or get in touch via Ampersand+ and we can connect you with someone who might be interested in teaming up.


Amps is a community of people who make and cultivate creativity in Dundee, working together to collectively build on the future of the city. We connect through events and projects designed to help establish links, showcase work and develop collaborations. New supporters are always welcome—join Amps and help make Dundee even better!

Help us grow the Fund and make Amps more accessible by supporting a Pay It Forward subscription! Your contribution will help someone experiencing cost as a barrier to getting involved.

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