The Circle and Creative Dundee are collaborating again to deliver the sixth round of Dundee Soup. Dundee Soup is a social event which gives micro grants to local community based projects to make their ideas a reality.
The next Dundee Soup is taking place on Wednesday 8th May from 6pm – 8pm at the V&A Dundee as part of Dundee Design Month 2019. With a special focus on design, we’re looking forward to hear from people who want to use design in their community – in relation to space, organisational change, food sharing, human well-being or energy efficiency, to name a few. Find out more about how you can attend or pitch your idea here.
For a suggested donation of £5, attendees receive a simple soup supper and hear up to four short presentations from local people running community projects. Once the groups have pitched their projects to the attending public everyone will vote for their preferred project, the ballots are counted and the winner will go home with all of the money raised on the night.
Dundee Soup dinners are open to anyone – whether you need help for an idea that could benefit the Dundee community or whether you want to support a project that aims to tackle local challenges!
The first SOUP was developed in Detroit in 2010 with a group of artists’ friends gathered around a dinner to share ideas about art challenges, finding innovative solutions and imperfect ideas for projects that were hard to discover funding for. Over the years, Detroit SOUP has moved from funding artists to a wide variety of community members that need a little money to start their projects and the challenging ideas pushed people to think about the city in different ways.
Please follow the link below to find out more information about our previous Dundee Soup events.