Creative Dundee

Be part of Creative Dundee’s Amps community and help us make the city even better.

Amps is a community of people who make and cultivate creativity in Dundee. We meet regularly, online and offline, to share news and ideas, discuss current issues, and collectively build on the future of the city. We are a friendly community and you can connect with us in a number of different ways!

The Amps Network offers you an opportunity to be more visible and connected within the local creative community through events designed to build connections, showcase local projects, and develop collaborations throughout the city and beyond. 

By becoming an Amps supporter, you help us amplify and connect creativity in Dundee. You are joining an action group, driven by people who are actively interested in contributing to innovative projects that make the city even better!

Join the Amps Network

Individual/Student

If you’re a freelancer, sole trader or student

£40/£20 per year or
£4/£2 per month

Organisation

Business or organisation

£100 per year or
£10 per month

Pay Forward

Pay what you like to
support Amps and the
creative community
in Dundee.

When you join, your subscription is set to renew automatically each year but may be cancelled within PayPal at any point. If you would prefer to be invoiced or would like to discuss a different form of support, just let us know!

We acknowledge that the cost could be a barrier to joining the Amps Community, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as we might be able to support your subscription thanks to people choosing to pay it forward.

Why join Amps?

  • Be eligible to apply for the Community Ideas Fund, awarded once a year to enable a new, experimental collaboration between Amps. Out of every Amps subscription, 50% go towards the fund!
  • Help us build an accessible and inclusive platform – the other 50% of the Amps subscriptions goes to commissioning artists and makers in the city to create work which highlights important current issues. It also allows us to have BSL interpretation at Pecha Kucha events, captioning of original content on the website and much more!
  • Access regular catch-ups and events to make new connections in the city, share news and discuss how we can collectively have a positive impact on Dundee’s local creative scene.
  • Be part of an online community where you can share news, events and opportunities with other Amps, as well as to look for support and stimulating conversations.
  • Have your work profiled on Creative Dundee’s News Mail Out, social media & website!
  • Get Pecha Kucha Night priority booking/discount tickets, and an Amps enamel pin badge.

Future Amps Events

Amps meet regularly throughout the year to share updates and insights on all the different things they are developing in the city, learn from each other and make new connections. 

The regular events are great opportunities to find new collaborators and develop ideas for the Community Ideas Fund, but also to get together, celebrate and reflect on the work that we all do to make the city even better!

Amps Breakfasts

Each Tuesday

9.00am – 10.00am

On Zoom


Next Meet Up

Thursday 8th Oct 2020

6.00pm – 8.00pm

On Zoom


Amps Forum

Thursday 3rd Dec 2020

6.00pm – 9.00pm

Location TBC


Get your idea funded with Amps

The Amps Community Idea Fund is awarded once a year to enable new, creative and experimental collaborations between Amps to benefit Dundee. The Amps community decides, through a vote, which project will receive the funding!

The more Amps there are the bigger the money pot is, as 50% of your support goes towards the fund!

Meet some Amps supporters

Sekai Machache

Sekai is an artist and curator working in a range of media including photography.

Russell Pepper

Russell is the Director of Open/Close which creates street art in Dundee. 

Lynne Campbell

Lynne Campbell performs Scottish songs, poem and stories. She also supports other creatives through Elevator UK. 

Amps FAQs

Who are Creative Dundee and why are they running Amps?

We are a small social enterprise which amplifies and connects creativity in the city. You can read more about us here. We currently receive about 50% of our income from grant funding; and the rest is generated through trading – contracts, partnerships and event sales. We want to do even more for Dundee, but to do this we need your support, we believe Amps will give benefits for everyone – you, the creative sector and the city.

Where can I find out more about the Community Ideas Fund?

This is one of the most exciting elements of the Amps community and their collaborations. You can go over to the Community Ideas Fund homepage to read more about previous winners, criteria and application process for the CIF.

Do I have to live in Dundee to benefit from Amps?

Definitely not. We believe the benefits of being an Amp will be felt wherever you are based. We know that people around the world have a great affection and connection to the city, so you can still join all the digital elements of the community – including video chat breakfasts, our closed Facebook group, Community Ideas Fund voting and more…

Do I have to be ‘creative’ to benefit from Amps?

We believe that everyone is creative and the strength of any network is its diversity, therefore we welcome anyone who wants to join forces with us in creating a stronger and better city.

I can’t afford to become an Amp just now – can I still get involved?

We’ve tried to make the options as affordable as possible, however if the cost is a barrier to becoming an Amp, you may still be able to join us thanks to our Pay it Forward supporters. Please send an email letting us know why you’d find it valuable to be part of Amps and briefly tell us about the ways you’d be able to contribute to the network.

Join the Amps Network

Individual/Student

If you’re a freelancer, sole trader or student

£40/£20 per year or
£4/£2 per month

Organisation

Business or organisation

£100 per year or
£10 per month

Pay Forward

Pay what you like to
support Amps and the
creative community
in Dundee.

When you join, your subscription is set to renew automatically each year but may be cancelled within PayPal at any point. If you would prefer to be invoiced or would like to discuss a different form of support, just let us know!

We acknowledge that the cost could be a barrier to joining the Amps Community, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as we might be able to support your subscription thanks to people choosing to pay it forward.

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