Amps Community Ideas Fund

Amp up the community – together we can make Dundee even better!

Creative communities are vital to Dundee’s growing reputation as a global cultural hub. We’ve created the Amps Supporters project to involve everyone in creating a better way to build Dundee’s local creative scene, our communities and the future of the city.

When becoming an Amp, your support enables us to grow an innovative Community Ideas Fund – a cash award each October to kick-start a new collaboration between two or more Amps to benefit Dundee.

50% of your support goes towards the Fund, so the more Amps there are, the bigger the Fund for Dundee is! Amps decide which project to award the funding to. Funding and voting are open to all Amps wherever you are.

We’re delighted to announce that the Community Ideas Fund 2019 award of £1,600 went to Put Your Stamp on Dundee, a collaborative project between illustrators Louise Kirby, Pamela Scott, Laura Darling-Brackenridge and Suzanne Scott. Read more about their project to create a giant illustration of Dundee and invite you to put your stamp on it!

Last year’s awardees are fellow Amps Ryan McLeod and Connor Finlayson who won a total of £1,500 to develop the excellent Typography Treasure Hunt! Read more about their experience of developing the event for Dundee Summer Streets Festival 2019 and exploring the city in a new way!

Criteria for Application:

– Applications must be a collaboration between two or more members of the Amps community.

– The project must have creativity at the heart of it, whatever form it takes: visual arts, performance, design, digital media, print, public art/interventions, games design and more.

– This is a fund for an experimental collaborative project – to benefit the city!