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 Dundee 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 committed to 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 It 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 all subscriptions goes towards commissioning local creatives to make work highlighting important current issues. It also allows us to provide 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 look for support and stimulating conversations.
  • Have your work profiled on Creative Dundee’s News Mail Out, social media and 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 conversation, insights on projects they’re developing, learn from each other and make new connections. 

Our 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 7 October 2021

7.00pm – 8.30pm


Amps Forum

Thursday 2 December 2021

7.00pm – 8.30pm


Get your idea funded with Amps

The 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!

Get support & share your knowledge

Ampersand+ is a peer-to-peer support project that enables the Amps network to share their knowledge, experience, insights, skills and ideas, through time-based exchanges.

Join us and take part in informal conversations arranged with other Amps. Share your experienced-based knowledge and skills, benefit from constructive feedback on a project, discuss a topic that matters to you and our community, or simply connect with someone new.

Meet some Amps supporters

Jagoda Sadowska

Jagoda is a part-time Illustrator and part-time veg advisor at Fraser’s Fruit & Veg.

Hot Chocolate Trust

They’re doing creative, subversive and vital work to connect local communities with creative spaces.

Su Shaw

Su is a Scottish-Portuguese artist, musician and producer who creates and performs under the alias, SHHE.

Amps FAQs

Who are Creative Dundee and why are they running Amps?

We’re a small social enterprise which amplifies and connects creativity in the city. You can read more about us here. About 50% of our income currently comes 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 page to read more about previous winners, criteria and application process.

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 Amps network – including our online 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, but if cost is a barrier to becoming an Amp, you may still be able to join us thanks to our Pay It Forward supporters. Please get in touch below and let us know why you’d find it valuable to be part of Amps, briefly sharing some of the ways you’d benefit from the network, and what you’d like to be able to contribute.

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 It 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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