DCA History

“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

Dundee Contemporary Arts is one of a number of institutions across the UK that present a programme of contemporary visual art and culture. Established as a charity in 1996, the building opened to the public in 1999 and forms a social and cultural hub for the city of Dundee. Supported by Dundee City Council and Creative Scotland, the building contains galleries for the presentation of contemporary art, cinemas, a print studio and a variety of education spaces. It also hosts the Visual Research Centre, part of the University of Dundee, home to a number of arts research projects.