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.
“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
During the lockdown due to COVID-19, we have been running Amps Breakfasts through video chat on a weekly basis. You can read about them here and join Amps to receive an invitation.
Amps Breakfasts: 27th August & 8th October 2020, from 8am – 9.30am.
Amps Community Idea Fund event: 19th November 2020, from 6pm – 8pm.
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, Flour Mill and our own office space in the Vision building. If you wish to host an Amps Breakfast, just get in touch with Andy at email@example.com and we’ll arrange a visit. See photos of previous breakfast here.
Happening 2 times a year in April and June, 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 previously awarded projects here.
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. If you’re an Amps Organisation and want to host the Forum or provide some fun entertainment, just get in touch with Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Simon Fraser (@MrSimonFraser) May 23, 2019
Amazing #AmpsDundee breakfast at Bell Street Ventures this morning – meeting new folks, planning collaborations, eating cake, drinking coffee and talking about what’s happening in Dundee!
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) May 23, 2019
— Julie Cumming (@juliecreatdthis) April 3, 2019
— Simon Fraser (@MrSimonFraser) April 3, 2019
Fab #AmpsDundee meet-up tonight! Loved the passion for our city and inspiring chats in the room! Thanks to everyone who came along and support @Creative_Dundee through Amps and to @BLENDTogether for hosting us. Till next time, continue the good work everyone! 🙌🏻💙⚡️🗣 https://t.co/hpdnqi8Rl3
— Claire Dufour (@ClaireDufour_) April 3, 2019
Great @Creative_Dundee AMPs meet up tonight at #BlendDundee great to catch up with some amazing creative people! Here’s what mine and @KirbyRecipes team came up with #interdisciplinary #collaborations #education looking forward to the next one 👌🏼 pic.twitter.com/4bWlcvRUbG
— CharlieKleboe-Rogers FRSA (@cklebers_) April 3, 2019
— MAYA ABEYSURIYA (@suriyaarts) April 3, 2019
— Julie Cumming (@juliecreatdthis) April 1, 2019
We had an amazing time at #AmpsDundee Breakfast today – inspiring chats, updates about the city and a chance to meet other creatives!
We’re proud to be part of this community! Thanks to everyone who came along, and if you are not here…
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) February 7, 2019
Special thanks everyone for last night’s totally lovely #AmpsDundee – our brilliant team, @biomecollective @anniemarrs @AminaMWRC , plus everyone who pitched, verified voters, and ultimate winners of the 2018 Community Ideas Fund, @thoughtbottler and @iamryanmcleod 🙂 pic.twitter.com/nZOiQn4k4C
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) October 26, 2018
— Connor Finlayson (@thoughtbottler) October 25, 2018
Early morning veggie burritos/cake/hosting thanks to @agencyofnone + Tarryn, with the #AmpsDundee supporters chatting the Community Ideas Fund available of £1,500 this year! Always a total pleasure. pic.twitter.com/t8bh7p5d9V
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) October 4, 2018
Thanks to everyone who came to ours for the #ampsdundee breakfast, we hope you enjoyed your breakfast burritos? We had fun chatting to you all and thanks @Creative_Dundee for arranging it. https://t.co/h3k56k0DIn
— Agency of None (@agencyofnone) October 4, 2018
Celebrating the people and the collaborations, witnessing the attachment to a city, taking part in the mix and looking at the possible future #TMWKN #AmpsDundee @Creative_Dundee #ilovedundee #readyforthenextchapter
— Claire Dufour (@ClaireDufour_) September 6, 2018
Thanks to a contribution from someone in #AmpsDundee, for #TMWKN event, we will be able to provide free transport for anyone in Dundee whose disability makes it harder to attend – an accessible taxi to take you there & back!
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) August 9, 2018
— Mike Press (@MikePress) June 28, 2018
Lovely sunny #AmpsDundee Breakfast this morning, thanks everyone for coming and to @openchangeuk for being our hosts with the mosts! See you next time? https://t.co/pUsNou4q78 pic.twitter.com/4ky6HwCx6Q
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) June 28, 2018
— Claire Dow (@DowClaire) June 28, 2018
Big thanks to everyone who joined us tonight for the #AmpsDundee meet up on creative spaces. Interesting updates on West Ward, how Reform Street space has evolved and approaches from the Netherlands too. Tomorrow big #PKN_DND Takeover!!! pic.twitter.com/iZGVDeklKx
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) May 22, 2018
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) May 22, 2018
— Louise Kirby (@KirbyRecipes) May 22, 2018
Tonight @Creative_Dundee #AmpsDundee meet up is happening at the #FactoryShop discussing Dundee’s creative scene. Find out more: https://t.co/7BYiqKAzsD #dundeedesignfest #dundeedesignmonth pic.twitter.com/dAY4x52zO2
— V&A Dundee (@VADundee) May 22, 2018
— Claire Dow (@DowClaire) April 5, 2018
A real benefit of being part of #AmpsDundee was me saying I was going to do my treasure hunt and a fello amp asked if I needed a hand 🤚, she helped me out BIG time dropping off some off my cards round the city! ❤️@Creative_Dundee @DowClaire ❤️
— Louise Kirby (@KirbyRecipes) April 5, 2018
— Beth Bate (@beth_bate) March 22, 2018
A great piece on @ArtifactTweets + @maltron3D working with young people from @DundeeWomensAid to explore/make games using movement, supported by our #AmpsDundee Community Ideas Fund: https://t.co/lWuNEyxLBM Thanks @thecourieruk Weekend Mag + @DesignDundee pic.twitter.com/5ZmaQpkTNx
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) February 12, 2018
— Lynn Love or Lynn Parker? (@toadrick) December 7, 2017
— Malath Abbas ملاذ 🎮 LGF19 | Rezzed (@maltron3D) December 7, 2017
— Urban Quarters (@Urban_Quarters) December 7, 2017
— The Artifact Dance Company (@ArtifactTweets) December 7, 2017
— Claire Dow (@DowClaire) December 7, 2017
— Becca Clark (@beccaalclark) December 7, 2017
— Sweet Venues (@SweetVenues) December 7, 2017
— Claire Dow (@DowClaire) October 12, 2017
— Connor Finlayson (@thoughtbottler) October 12, 2017
— Mike Press (@MikePress) October 12, 2017
— Piers Duplock (@Piers_D) October 12, 2017
Two great projects proposed tonight at the #Ampsdundee forum! Congrats guys!! <3
— Jasmine Holt (@Jasholt12) October 12, 2017
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) October 12, 2017
— Piers Duplock (@Piers_D) October 12, 2017
— Claire Dow (@DowClaire) October 12, 2017
— Louise Kirby (@KirbyRecipes) September 7, 2017
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) September 7, 2017
— Biome Collective (@biomecollective) June 29, 2017
— Mr Abbott (@TheGeometrician) November 29, 2016
— Gillian Easson (@GillianEasson) November 17, 2016
— heather (@heatherfcassidy) November 8, 2016
— Beth Bate (@beth_bate) November 8, 2016
— Kaitlyn Bartlett Textiles (@kbtextiles) November 8, 2016
— Nadine Franz (@Nadine_A_Design) November 8, 2016
— Andrew Macdonald (@AndrewAlexMac) November 8, 2016
— Creative Dundee (@Creative_Dundee) November 8, 2016