Creative Dundee Amps
Amp up the community – with your voice and support we can make Dundee better for everyone!
Creative communities are vital to Dundee’s growing reputation as a global cultural hub. We’ve created the Amps project to involve everyone in creating a better way to build Dundee’s local creative scene, our communities and the future of the city.
This is not another membership programme, this is about using our collective forces to grow, nurture and celebrate creativity in Dundee for everyone. Most importantly, 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 the city. You decide which project to award the funding to. Funding and voting is open to all Amps wherever you are.
Over 170 individuals and organisations have joined us as Amps Supporters, we greatly appreciate everyone’s support and you can find a public facing list of the Amps supporters below or go on this private page to find out more about the Amps community.
Amps is a close knit community of individuals and organisations who are actively interested in the direction of the city and share a strong sense of belonging to the city’s creative scene. – Amps supporter.
Along with supporting the city’s creativity, the benefits include:
- A Community Ideas Fund awarded once a year to enable a new collaboration between Amps. 50% of your support goes towards this, so the more Amps there are, the bigger the Fund for Dundee will be! Find out more about the fund and all recipients here. Next Event: November 19th, from 6pm – 8pm.
- Regular Amps Breakfasts and Meet-Up events to meet 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. Next Amps Meet-Up Dates: April 16th, June 11th from 6pm – 8pm. Amps Breakfast Dates: August 27th, October 8th from 8am – 9.30am.
- An online community to share news, events and opportunities with other Amps, as well as to look for support and suggest discussion topics. Already an Amp? Join our Amps Facebook group here.
- Greater accessibility to digital content and events – your support enables us to have British Sign Language interpreters at future Pecha Kucha Nights, caption our original video content and enable people with disabilities to get accessible transport to attend our events.
- Pecha Kucha Night priority booking / reduced price tickets – As tickets increase for the first time in 4 years to £7, they will stay at £5 for Amps supporters. Next PKN: 12 May 2020 at Dundee Rep.
- Special alerts to take part in events, new projects and behind the scenes opportunities.
- Amps enamel pin badge and online badge – lovely designed Amps supporters badges just for you.
You can choose to pay monthly or annually through either PayPal or Go Cardless, simply click through the option you would prefer below:
£40/year or £4/month
£20/year or £2/month
£100/year or £10/month
£200/year or £20/month
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If the cost is a barrier to becoming an Amp, you may still be able to join us thanks to Pay it Forwarders and City Supporters, also, if you would prefer to be invoiced for your Amps support, or would like to discuss a different form of support just let us know.
You can find our current Amps Supporters below.
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: August 27th, October 8th from 8am – 9.30am.
Amps Community Idea Fund event: November 19th, from 6pm – 8pm.
Creative Dundee thanks everyone who supports Amps – using our collective forces to grow, nurture and celebrate creativity in Dundee for everyone!
Along with supporting the city’s creativity, our Amps supporters help us create a Community Ideas Fund and an annual Amps Forum in December. You can find out more about the Amps Community Ideas Fund here.
Thanks to ALL of our Amps supporters, including those who are happy to be listed here:
Agency of None, Ashton McGill, Biome Collective, Creative Edinburgh, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Hot Chocolate Trust, Hownam Studio, Just Bee Productions, Make Dundee Home, NEoN Digital Arts, Open Change. Wellbeing Works, Dundee
Aileen M Stackhouse, Alan Richardson, Alistair Kerr, Andrew Shearer, Barry Robertson, Blair Boyle, Charlie Kleboe-Rogers, Chris Trewartha, Claire Dow, Colin Gray, Connor Finlayson, David Cook, David P Scott, Ed Muirhead, Eleanor MacKeddie, Erin Farley, Euan Williamson, Heather Cassidy, John McCann, Julie Cumming, Kevin Briggs, Kevin Sinclair, Kirsty Scott, Laura Darling, Linda Duncan, Louise Kirby, Lyall Bruce, Manuela de los Rios, Maya Abeysuriya, Matthew Jarron, Pamela Scott, Pete Cunningham, Rebecca Foy, Rodney Mountain, Sara Campbell, Scott Hudson, Scott McCallum, Sekai Machache, Theresa Lynn.
Pay Forward Supporters: