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. The Community Ideas Fund 2019 is now open for Amps supporters! Collaborations between two or more Amps can be submitted until 17 October for a £1,000 fund to make their project a reality.

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.

To meet other Amps and find collaborators, join us at our next:

See fellow Amps on this private page here, and find out more about the awardees of the 2017 Fund here and the 2018 Fund here.

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!

Community Ideas Fund 2019 Key Dates:

Amps Community Ideas Fund event:  24 October 2019, from 6pm – 8pm.

To meet other Amps and find collaborators, join us at our next:

Amps Meet Ups: 25 September 2019, from 6.30pm – 8pm.

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!

If you have any questions regarding the application process or eligibility of your idea, please get in touch.