Three years ago, the University of Dundee launched the Friends of the Show scheme, inviting local businesses to support our up-and-coming artists, designers, and architects.  Now in its fourth year, the initiative continues to be well received by local businesses, raising thousands of pounds to support the Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show.

 

“Redwood Invercarse Hotel are happy to support the Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show. The hotel benefits from university visitors throughout the year and our ethos is always to give back to the city. The Degree Show is a highlight in the calendar, and we are very happy to support new talent”.

Redwood Invercarse Ltd, Friend of the Show 2020

 

The Degree Show presents Dundee’s talent to the global stage, the Show being a unique opportunity for graduates to promote themselves and their work to the many visitors who flock from all over the world to get a glimpse of the future of Scotland's art and design scene. 

By joining the scheme, Friends provide invaluable support to these students as they launch their extraordinary creative talent into the world.  Friends also play a key part in helping to attract new visitors to Dundee’s vibrant cultural community, their business profile benefitting by association with emerging new talent from the University of Dundee.   Being a Friend of the Show is also an opportunity for local businesses and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to work together, and has resulted in new collaborations between businesses, students, graduates and the College.

Businesses can choose to become a Friend at whichever level – Gold, Silver, or Bronze - is the best fit for their business.  The range of exciting opportunities available for Friends include invitations to the Degree Show opening night, exclusive tours and recognition on the exhibition website and in the show guide.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design continues to be firmly embedded within the local community and has made a creative impact on so many lives, both locally, nationally and internationally. The support of our Friends helps our students tremendously as they strive to launch their careers in the world of art and design.  We hope to welcome many more businesses as Friends of the Show as we continue to work together to support our talented artists and designers of the future.

Your support would be invaluable, and you can choose to support us at whichever level is the best fit for you or your business:

As a thank-you for your support, you would receive:

  • The opportunity to be highlighted on our Degree Show Supporters Wall as a Gold Friend, with a photo opportunity in front of the Wall
  • Recognition of your support as a Gold Friend in our Degree Show Catalogue and a copy of the Catalogue
  • The opportunity to be recognised on our website as a Gold Friend, with a link to your website
  • Opportunities to have your support recognised in the press and on social media platforms
  • An invitation to a Preview event and tour of the Show
  • Advance notice of exhibitions scheduled in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
  • An email signature graphic for your own use, acknowledging your support of the show

As a thank-you for your support, you would receive:

  • The opportunity to be highlighted on our Degree Show Supporters Wall as a Silver Friend, with a photo opportunity in front of the Wall
  • The opportunity to be recognised on our website as a Silver Friend, with a link to your website
  • Opportunities to have your support recognised in the press and on social media platforms
  • An invitation to a Preview event and tour of the Show
  • An email signature graphic for your own use, acknowledging your support of the show 

As a thank-you for your support, you would receive:

  • The opportunity to be highlighted on our Degree Show Supporters Wall as a Bronze Friend, with a photo opportunity in front of the Wall
  • The opportunity to be recognised on our website as a Bronze Friend, with a link to your website
  • Opportunities to have your support recognised in the press and on social media platforms
  • An email signature graphic for your own use, acknowledging your support of the show

To become a Friend or find out more about this opportunity, you can reach us at:

Our Friends of the Show 2020

We would like to thank our Friends of the Show for supporting our Class of 2020.  

Dundee Gallery 48 Ltd  

James Keiller Estates Dundee Dry Gin 

Ninja Kiwi

Pretty Fly Workshop 

Redwood Invercarse Ltd 

Thorntons Law