DCA Patrons

As a Patron of DCA you will contribute directly to the development of our programme, from the commissioning of ambitious new exhibitions to supporting new work by Scottish and international artists at all stages of their careers. Becoming a Patron will bring you into the heart of the organisation, with personal invites to a private programme of receptions and events, and a close relationship with our staff and trustees. We offer several Patron options so that you can build a tailored relationship with DCA at a level of support that suits you.

DCA20 Patrons - £1,500 a year

DCA20 Patrons are vital advocates for DCA who support our programme as we work to make our ambitious plans for the next 20 years a success.

  • Acknowledgement as a DCA20 Patron in DCA publications and on our website
  • A Director and curator-led tour of your chosen exhibition, for you and up to 10 guests
  • Your choice of artist publication
  • All DCA Patron and Friend benefits

Become a DCA20 Patron by signing up online, or filling in the form here

Patrons - £750 a year 

Support from Patrons ensures that our annual arts programme is ambitious, engaging and far reaching. In return Patrons have access to our activities and network of artists.

  • Acknowledgement as a Patron in DCA publications and on our website
  • Invitation for two people to DCA’s annual Film Programme Preview reception with DCA Head of Cinema, Alice Black
  • Personal invitation to one of our artist dinners
  • All DCA Friend benefits

Become a DCA Patron by signing up online, or filling in the form here

Friends - £250 a year

DCA Friends support our work in the city. Friends experience the production and presentation of art close-up at exclusive supporter events, and through the full range benefits offered to our Members. With their generous donation, Friends help to increase the reach and impact of our work with people and communities in Dundee. 

  • Acknowledgement as a Friend on our website
  • Named as a Discovery Film Festival Champion on print and in the Cinema during the festival
  • Invitation for two to an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ Print Studio experience with DCA Head of Print Studio, Annis Fitzhugh
  • Priority reservation and 10% off DCA Editions
  • All DCA Membership benefits

Become a DCA Friend by signing up online, or fill in the form here

How we use your donation

We've been enriching people's lives through art, culture and creativity since 1999, and we're only able to do so thanks to the support we receive from donors and funders. As a Scottish charity (no. SC026631) all the income we receive goes straight back to enabling audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create. 

To see our full list of DCA Patrons and other supporters, please see here

Benefits and donations

The cost of becoming a DCA Patron is comprised of a fee for membership benefits and a suggested donation, to which Gift Aid provisions apply. You may purchase the benefits separately at the stated value below without making any further donation. To do so just get in touch with us at support@dca.org.uk.

  • DCA20 Patrons £1,500 per annum (membership benefit value of £219, suggested voluntary donation of £1,281)
  • Patrons £750 per annum (membership benefit value of £99, suggested voluntary donation of £651)
  • Friends £250 per annum (membership benefit value of £64, suggested voluntary donation of £186)