Showing your work at DCA

DCA has a small curatorial team whose job is to put together the exhibitions that take place in our galleries. During the course of a year we show the work of approximately 10 - 20 artists in 5 or 6 exhibitions. All of the work we show has been specifically located by the curatorial team who visit other exhibitions and artists studios to put together the final exhibition that is seen here. Although we are interested in the work of new and emerging artists we are not in a position to respond to cold-call portfolios or unsolicited exhibition proposals. The best way to make the team aware of your work is to make sure we receive invitations to exhibitions - and also to make sure your work is reviewed whenever possible as third-party endorsements are valuable to getting your work known.

Generator Projects

Dundee is also home to Generator Projects, an artist-run organisation with a gallery located about five minutes walk from DCA. Generator organise a number of exhibitions each year, often featuring recent graduates or members. Membership is open to anyone working as an artist. It is possible to contact Generator at

Dundee Visual Artists Awards

The Dundee Visual Artists Awards Scheme is a partnership between the Scottish Arts Council and Dundee City Council. The Scheme was established in 2000 to support the work of outstanding Dundee-based artists by awarding grants towards the cost involved in researching and creating new work. It is hoped that the Scheme will encourage artists to stay in the city and that the existence of the Scheme will raise the profile of Dundee-based artists at a local, national and even international level. For more information contact

Cultural Enterprise Office

DCA is the base for the Cultural Enterprise Office Tayside Adviser. Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO) is Scotland’s specialist business support and development service for creative and cultural businesses and individuals. Operating across Scotland the hub office is based in Glasgow with satellite offices in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. The full range of services is designed to enable practitioners to translate their talent into flourishing careers and sustainable businesses. The CEO vision is to support the development and sustainability of Scotland's vibrant creative community, whose success contributes to Scotland's cultural and economic life. To find out about CEO services contact the team on 0844 544 9990 or email


TayScreen is based at DCA and is the screen commission for Fife and Tayside. If you’re an artist involved in digital media please get in touch for free help with shoot locations, studio facilities, production services and more. Contact Julie Craik on 01382 432483 or take a look at