Creative Dundee

Amps Forum 2024

11th April, 7:00pm at Hapworks_00

Our annual Forum brings together our Amps network to connect with one another and vote on the Community Ideas Fund!

Spring brings a chance for our Amps network to 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!

Want to join the Forum from the comfort of home? We’ll be streaming the pitching portion of the event on Zoom in order to include Amps who want to vote but are unable to attend in person. Please book a ticket and we’ll provide a link just before the event.

Thu 11 April 2024,  7:00–9:00pm
Hapworks_00, 7 Castle Street, DD1 3AA

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

2024’s Community Ideas Fund recipients are…

DDCR – DD Community Radio

A new community radio station in Dundee, providing sonic space to amplify the connections that can be forged through sound with an itinerary highlighting a true cross-section of the city’s voices. Broadcasting out from a space in the Keiller Centre and digitally via a dedicated website. A collaboration by curator and producer, Becca Clark, and sound artist, musician and producer, Su Shaw.

We also heard brilliant pitches from:

Everybody’s Art Cart

A moveable collection of materials and ideas to provide anyone with all they need to run their own creative workshops for others. Everybody’s Art Cart aims to make art and craft accessible and inclusive, and will be collectively owned by and available to the Dundee community. A collaboration by founder of Little Jupiter, Cricket McCann, multidisciplinary artist, Sarah Burt, and game-maker and artist, James Morwood.

The Art Clinic: Prototype Workshop

A project advocating for Dundee voices through speaking, thinking and making. Inviting honest reflections on the accessibility of creativity in the city through workshops, music and talks to build an understanding of belonging in our wider community. A collaboration by designer, creative activist and youth worker, Eilidh Mairi Macleod, and creative, comedian and failed art school student, Matthew Ross.

Getting the Messages

Exploring and celebrating the history and future of the Keiller Centre through storytelling and co-creation. Getting the Messages will gather insights from the centre’s past and bridge this with its community-focused and creative future to consider how these identities can grow together. A collaboration by designer and researcher, Nathan McWilliams, and social research company, tialt.

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.

2022’s fund was awarded to Rhiannon Mudaliar and Erin Farley for their project, the Dundee Guerrilla Film Festival. Read their guest blog to find out about their experience.

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