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About Us

We enrich people's lives through art, culture and creativity.

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary art and registered charity that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create. With two beautiful large-scale gallery spaces, two thriving cinema screens, a busy print studio, an award-winning learning programme, and a packed programme of events, workshops, classes and activities aimed at all ages and abilities, DCA is a vibrant cultural hub open to all, located in the heart of the city.

DCA is a charity that relies on support from a range of sources to keep enriching people’s lives through art, culture and creativity. DCA is grateful to receive core funding from Creative Scotland and Dundee City Council, and further generous support from trusts, foundations, corporate partners, Members, Friends and Patrons, together with donations from visitors online and in our building.

Our Vision

DCA's vision is to enrich people's lives through art, culture and creativity. 

 

Our Values

  • Bold: unafraid to take risks, proud of who and what we are
     
  • Open: welcoming, accessible, connected, civic
     
  • Meaningful: high quality, purposeful, stimulating
     
  • Magical: belief in creating moments of joy, inspiration and transformation
     
  • Caring: we look out for each other, ourselves and our environment, operating with dignity and respect

Our Aims

1. To offer opportunities to see, experience and create contemporary art.

2. To support artists to create and disseminate their work.

3. To continue to play a key role in Dundee and Scotland’s cultural and creative ecology.

4. To connect with audiences on local, national and international levels. 

5. To ensure a secure future through a healthy and progressive environment and responsible planning and practices. 

View our latest annual report and accounts

Annual Report 2022-23

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Accounts 2022-23

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Our team

DirectorBeth Bate 
Executive AdministratorVikki Stewart01382 213596
Development ManagerShelley Barclay01382 213875
Development AssistantIsla Valentine Wade 
   
Programme team
Head of ExhibitionsTiffany Boyle01382 213877
Exhibitions CoordinatorVal Norris01382 213752
Exhibitions ManagerAdrian Murray01382 213872
Exhibitions AssistantKaylyn Hamlyn01382 213752
   
Head of CinemaDavid Nixon01382 213878
Cinema Young Audiences CoordinatorAmaya Bañuelos Marco01382 213757
Cinema Programme AssistantMichael Coull 
Cinema Manager Simon Lewis01382 213757
Chief ProjectionistIan Banks 
   
Head of Print StudioMarion Ferguson01382 213879
Print Studio Coordinators   01382 213756 
   
Head of LearningSarah Derrick 
Learning Coordinator Jude Gove01382 213755
Learning CoordinatorScott Hudson01382 213755
Learning CoordinatorAndrew Low01382 213755
Learning CoordinatorLynne McBride01382 213755
   
Finance and Operations teams
Deputy Director/Director of FinanceJennifer Brand01382 213874
Finance Administrator Lynda Rourke01382 213751
Finance AssistantSelkie Laggan01382 213751
People ManagerFaith McDonald01382 213758
HR AssistantSalomeja Arelyte01382 213758
   
Head of Operations Stephen Sinclair 01382 213813
Operations ManagerJayne Bullions 
   
External Relations team
Deputy Director/Head of External RelationsJessica Reid01382 213870
Communications OfficerJennifer Phin01382 213753
Communications OfficerHelen Macdonald01382 213753
Communications AssistantFreya Goble01382 213753
Visitor Services ManagerChristine Sinclair01382 213754
Commercial & Retail ManagerLewis Smith01382 213597
Hires & Events CoordinatorJoe Kinnear01382 432444
   

Our trustees

As a registered charity, DCA is governed by an independent Board of Trustees. 

These are:

  • Amira Abougazia
  • Heather Anderson
  • Heidi Douglas
  • Dr Doug Forbes
  • Ilana Halperin
  • Scott Mackay 
  • Cllr Charlie Malone
  • Alasdair McGill
  • John Moir
  • Toby Paterson
  • Jacquie Roberts OBE (Chair)
  • Wendy Scullin
  • John Tavendale
  • Siobhan Tolland
  • Thomas Veit

Our policies

Child and Protected Adult Protection Policy

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Complaints Policy

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Dignity at Work Policy

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Fundraising Standards and Donations Acceptance Policy

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Environmental Responsibility Statement

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