"DCA has a significance way beyond its role as Dundee's gallery and social gathering space and even beyond its success in regenerating the cultural life of the city. The artists represented round the walls, even in the three years it has been open, are a roll call of who's who in contemporary visual arts in the UK and Europe"
Sunday Times 2002
DCA is an organisation that has established itself as a major force in contemporary art, cultural cinema and community and education practice and as a vibrant social and cultural hub. The secret of its success has been the imagination, ambition, commitment, intricate care and hard work of those who conceived the idea of DCA and those who brought it into being and those whose energy and ideas have earned it national and international acclaim while ensuring that it is embraced by the community that is its home. DCA's success is also thanks to the commitment of its audiences who have supported the organisation by visiting, attending, participating, enjoying, challenging and questioning.
Dundee Contemporary Arts is a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture.
DCA promotes the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture through providing opportunities for artists to create, and for audiences to engage with an active, varied and high-quality cultural life for the people of Dundee, Scotland and beyond.
DCA core values
Bold, Open, Meaningful, Magical