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 140 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.


Becoming a Creative Dundee Amp:

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 here, and the recipients of the 2017 Fund here and of the 2018 Fund here. Next Amps CIF event: 24 October 2019.
  • An Annual Amps Forum to get together, celebrate and reflect on the past year, share what you do and your views on culture/creativity and Dundee’s scene. Join the night virtually also. Next Amps Forum:  5 December 2019.
  • 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 breakfast: 7 February 2019.
  • 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: 25 February 2019 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.

Join Us:

You can choose to pay monthly or annually through either PayPal or Go Cardless, simply click through the option you would prefer below:

Individual

£40/year or £4/month

  • Join Amps as an individual, freelancer or a sole trader for all the benefits listed above including the Community Ideas Fund, which is open to all Amps.

Student

£20/year or £2/month

  • Join Amps as a student for all the benefits listed above including the Annual Amps Forum, to meet and inspire/be inspired by new people. 

Organisation

£100/year or £10/month

  • Join Amps as an organisation for all the benefits listed above and know you are helping support Dundee's thriving creative and cultural sector. 

City Supporter

£200/year or £20/month

  • If you are in the position to support the future of the city’s creative scene, then this is for you. We’re open to exploring the benefits in return with you.

Pay Forward

pay what you like...

  • Pass the good vibes on by paying what you like! Support Amps in this way and enable us to offer places to others who find the cost a barrier. 

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.

#AmpsDundee


Future Amps Dates:

Amps Breakfasts:  23 May and 29 August 2019, from 8am – 9.30am.

Amps Meet Ups:  3 April and 25 September 2019, from 7pm – 8.30pm.

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

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


Contact:

If you have any questions about Amps, then please do check out these FAQs, or get in touch.


Amps supporters:

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:

City Supporters:

Blackadders, Dundee Heritage TrustDundee Rep TheatreNCRRed Pepper EventsSweet VenuesUrban Quarters.

Organisations:

Agency of NoneAshton McGillBiome CollectiveDundee Contemporary ArtsHot Chocolate Trust, Hownam StudioJust Bee Productions, MacRobertsMake Dundee HomeNEoN Digital ArtsOpen Change.

Individuals/Students: 

Alan RichardsonAlice CarnegieAmber KeatingBlair BoyleCharlie Kleboe-RogersChris TrewarthaClaire DowColin Gray, Connor Finlayson, Dan BrownDavid CookDavid McGovernDavid P ScottEd MuirheadEleanor MacKeddieErin Farley, Gemma ConnellGraham BlackHeather Cassidy, Ian Abbott, Jasmine HoltJason Gabriel, Jane Finlayson, Jill Dye, John McCann, Kevin BriggsKevin SinclairLaura Darling, Linda Duncan, Louise KirbyLyall Bruce, Manuela de los Rios, Maya Abeysuriya, Mhairi Maxwell, Mike Sullivan, Pamela Scott, Peta Cunningham, Piers Duplock, Rebecca FoyRebbeca WilliamsonRick CurranRodney MountainRoss CameronSara CampbellScott HudsonScott McCallumSekai MachacheTheresa Lynn, Valentine Scarlett, Julie Cumming.

Pay Forward Supporters: 

Danny Parker, Lynn Parker, Neil Cooney, Richard Meiklejohn.