Creative Dundee

Amps Forum 2022

1st December, 7:00pm at Sweet Venues at Dock Street Studios

An abstract screenprint of areas of layered colours in magenta, yellow and cobalt blue; where they overlap, a bright rusty orange, teal and navy blue. Text reads: 'Amps Forum & Community Ideas Fund 2022' in white and features the Amps logo to the top right.
Artwork: June Barton

We’re inviting our Amps network to come together for our final event of 2022, where we vote on our annual Community Ideas Fund!

Before the year is fully over, we’re hosting a last Amps event for 2022 where our network can get together at a fun, friendly evening of connecting and community at our annual Forum!

This social evening is a highlight of our Amps calendar, with opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet new supporters of the network. With our usual relaxed and welcoming vibe, we’ll host space to chat, connect, and hear from all of the projects pitching for this year’s Community Ideas Fund.

Each team of Amps will share their collaborative idea, then everyone can choose which project should be awarded the fund of £2,500 to enable it to come to life—and the fund exists thanks to the subscription fees of our Amps community!

Thu 1 December 2022,  7:00–9:00pm
Sweet Venues at Dock Street Studios, Dock St, Dundee DD1 4BT

Tickets are free and booking is essential.
This event is for Amps only—become an Amp and come along!
Event hashtag: #AmpsDundee

This year’s Community Ideas Fund recipients:

We’re delighted to congratulate The Guerrilla Film Festival on receiving the community’s vote to receive 2022’s fund!

The Guerrilla Film Festival is a year-long project of monthly ‘artistic happenings’ led by Dundonian artists. Each event will take place in a different venue and tackle a topic chosen by participating artists with the aim of questioning artistic ownership and amplifying urgent narratives within the community. A collaboration between Rhiannon Mudaliar–an artist, director and DJCAD graduate who has spent the last year documenting queer joy–and Erin Farley, a local historian, storyteller and library worker who is interested in the power of creative histories and traditional storytelling.

The other amazing project who pitched for the fund was:

ScrapArts: Connecting will provide space and resources for Amps supporters to share their skills and facilitate professional creative craft workshops. Working with the weekly ScrapArts group, the project aims to forge new creative relationships and shared skills within the local community. All selected workshops will be a collaboration between Amps supporters and the ScrapAntics team including Deborah Chapman–an artist, community workshop facilitator, and Director of How it Felt.

Become an Amps Supporter!

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!

The Community Ideas Fund is an annual cash award that enables a creative and experimental Amps collaboration to benefit Dundee. The more Amps there are, the bigger the fund is—it’s made up of your Amps subscription fee.

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.

2021’s Fund was awarded to Claire Gorman and Rebecca Jones for their project, City Soundscapes. Read their guest blog to find out about their experience.

Thanks to June Barton for this year’s Forum artwork!

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