Dundee Contemporary Arts is one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary art organisations and a registered charity (no. SC026631).

DCA has been enriching people's lives through art, culture and creativity since 1999, and we're only able to do so thanks to the generous support we receive from our donors and funders. 

As a charity all the income we receive goes straight back into enabling audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create, through our four programme areas: Exhibitions, Cinema, Print and Creative Learning.

Why support DCA?

DCA, like many other arts organisations and charities, has faced great financial challenges in the past two years, and will continue to do so in the future, as we live with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is the only cinema I feel comfortable going to... DCA is my favourite place in Dundee.”

“Great to have my critical faculties re-engaged by being in the presence of actual art.”

“It was so inspiring to be in the studio and see all the artists working around me.”

“What a beautiful space – the perfect post-Lockdown outing with the kids.”

All donations enable us to support artists, audiences and communities during this time of uncertainty and ensure we can continue to enrich people’s lives through art, culture and creativity. Every donation, large of small, makes a difference.

The pandemic has reminded us that arts and culture are vital for wellbeing and good mental health. We need your support to keep welcoming people back to DCA; providing a social and cultural hub, with world class exhibitions and films, free creative activities for people of all ages, and opportunities to create and learn new skills, all here in Dundee.

To hear more about our work, both in our building and in communities across Dundee, please read our Annual Report here.

If you’d like to find out more about how your donation will be used or ways to support DCA, please contact Shelley Barclay, Development Executive, on shelley.barclay@dca.org.uk.

You can donate online or when you visit DCA – thank you for your support.

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Fundraising Guarantee

DCA is committed to good fundraising. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.

We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.

We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.

We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:

  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation
  • If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • We will respect your rights and privacy
  • We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request
  • We will hold your data securely
  • We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.

If you feel we have not adhered to these standards, or think we could do better please contact Shelley Barclay, Development Executive, on shelley.barclay@dca.org.uk and we will deal with your complaint quickly and thoroughly.

We commit to ensuring our complaints process is clear and easily accessible and we will provide clear and evidence-based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

However, should you be dissatisfied with our response, you will be able to take this further by contacting the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel: www.goodfundraising.scot.