Amps Regular Events

Amp up the community and stay connected!

Part of the benefits from being an Amps Supporter are the regular Amps events we run throughout the year. There are great opportunities to meet and connect with other Amps, find new collaborators for the Community Ideas Fund, share updates on what you do and get behind the scenes insights into all the different things that Creative Dundee is developing in the city, but also to simply get together, celebrate and reflect on the work that we all do to benefit the city.

Once you’ve joined the Amps Community, we’ll regularly keep in touch with you through email to let you know about dates and locations for upcoming Amps events. You can find a public-facing list of the Amps supporters on this page or go on this private page to find out more about the Amps community. You can also join our Amps Facebook group here to your share news, events and opportunities with other Amps, as well as to look for support and suggest discussion topics.

Find out more and join the Amps Community here!

“Amps is an invitation to become part of a community. […] There is something very special in this city, and Creative Dundee has an unique place within that and is the linchpin in a lot of those relationships […] and that invitation to people to become a supporter and be part of something, is quite distinct, and I think very smart.” — Beth Bate, Director of DCA.


Future Amps Dates

Amps Breakfasts:  29 August 2019, from 8am – 9.30am.

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

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

Amps Annual Forum:  5 December 2019, from 6pm – 8pm.


Amps Breakfast

The popular Amps Breakfasts have a very informal format and happen 3 times a year. They are a chance to catching-up with old and new connections, as well as getting behind the scenes tours into exciting places around the city. So far, we’ve been to Amps City Supporters and Organisations: Urban Quarters, Dundee Rep, DCA, Open Change, Agency of None, Bell Street Ventures and our own office space in the Vision building. If you wish to host an Amps Breakfast, just get in touch with Andy at andy@creativedundee.com and we’ll arrange a visit. See photos of pervious breakfast here.


Amps Meet-Ups

Happening 2 times a year in April and September, and held at evening time, the Amps Meet-Ups are great opportunities for you to meet and connect with new people. They are also a relaxed and informal time to share and develop ideas for future collaboration. Past meet-ups have been held in the Factory Shop during Dundee Design Month 2018, at the Discovery Point as a retrospective event, This Much We Know, Now, and most recently at Blend Coffee Lounge, on Reform Street – did you know that this space has been the Factory Shop’s location before being taken over by Blend Coffee? See photos from previous meet-up here.


Amps Community Ideas Fund Event

Each October, the Amps Community Ideas Fund is awarded to kick-start a new collaboration between two or more Amps to benefit Dundee. 50% of your support goes towards the Fund and anyone from the Amps Network can pitch their innovative, collaborative project on the night. Amps decide which project to award the funding to, and funding and voting is open to all Amps wherever you are! Find out more about the Community Ideas Fund, criteria to apply and previous awarded projects here.


Amps Forum

At the end of the year, we’re getting together to celebrate and reflect on the past year, over some food and drinks! The Amps Forum is also another chance to share more about what we all do and our views on culture/creativity and Dundee’s scene. The next Amps Forum will be help on 5th December 2019, from 6pm – 8pm. If you’re an Amps Organisation and want to host the Forum or provide some fun entertainment, just get in touch with Andy at andy@creativedundee.com.


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