What's online at DCA


2 April 2020

Our building is closed and we're missing you all so much, but we're not going to let lockdown stop us from bringing you art, culture and creativity - we're just taking it online. 

We want to do our bit to provide entertainment, inspiration and a pleasant distraction during this strange time, so we've been working hard to bring our programme to you virtually. If you're missing visiting our galleries, watching films in our cinema, getting creative in our Print Studio and Create Space or all of the above, then read on to find out what's online at DCA or skip straight to Exhibitions, Cinema, LearningPrint Studio or more.


In the Evening There is Feeling

Our exhibitions reading group, focusing on feminist and queer texts from the worlds of art and literature, is heading online. We'll be sharing different texts and discussing them together in a relaxed and welcoming way, lead by our Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara.

Where:Your inbox and Zoom
When:Thu 6 August - sign up here


Throwback Thursdays

We're taking a look back through our Exhibitions archive and sharing information and images of our past shows.

Where:Facebook,Twitter & Instagram
When:Every Thu


Douglas Gordon shares his top 100 films

This one's a bit of an Exhibition / Cinema cross-over. When asked for suggestions for his Artist's Choice Screening, Douglas Gordon provided an excellent list of 100 films! With his exhibition in DCA galleries postponed until next year, we've shared his list to make sure you have plenty to watch while in lockdown.

Where:Our website
When:Whenever you need some viewing inspiration



DCA Film Club

Join in with our new regular Film Club where we'll be recommending great films to watch at home and then chatting about them online. We'll be covering a range of films, from shorts to features and documentaries to animation. There will be a new pick every Friday, which we'll then chat about on the following Tuesday. Find out more in our introduction here.

Where:Facebook groupTwitter & Instagram using #DCAFilmClub
When:Film announced on Fri & online chat Tue, 13:00 - 14:00


DCA Film Quiz

​Put your film knowledge to the test with a new round of our DCA Film Quiz popping up every week. You don't have to have completed previous rounds, just join in when you can. You have two days to enter each round and then we'll share the correct answers and leader boards.

Where:Follow #DCAFilmQuiz on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
When:New round shared every second Tue


Discovery Short of the Week

For our smallest film fans we're sharing our Discovery Short of the Week. Watch one of our favourite short films from the Discovery Film Festival with your little ones and then join in with a creative activity. We'd love see what you create! Share on social using #DCAmakes.

Where:Our website & Families at DCA Facebook page
When:Every Wed



If you're a horror film fan and like your quizzes to fit that niche then our special DUNDEAD quiz is for you. Again, you don't have to complete every round, just join in when you can with a spooky team name and put your horror film knowledge to the test.

Where:DUNDEAD Facebook page
When:New round shared every second Thu



Monday Makes

Keep your creativity flowing with our Monday Makes! Every week our Learning team will be sharing a step-by-step guide to help you get making at home. Share your creations using #DCAmakes.

Where:Our website
When:New make shared on Mon


Activity Sheets

We'll be sharing a selection of quick and easy activity sheets that you can download. Print them off at home or copy them onto your own paper. 

Where:Families at DCA Facebook page & Twitter. Round up on our website
When:Shared on Sat


Print Studio

Print Studio Tuesday Tours

Find out more about the equipment housed in our Print Studio and see examples of what it can be used to create. 

Where:Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
When:Shared on Tue


And there's more

DCA Staff recommend...

We've been sharing some DCA Staff recommendations on our Instagram Stories. These are all saved to our Story Highlight so you can get some inspiration for what to watch, read, listen to and do whenever you need it.

Where:Instagram Stories
When:New recommendations every Fri


DCA Shop

We're shining the spotlight on a different DCA Shop designer and maker every week. Find out more about them, their work and why we love stocking them.

Where:DCA Shop Instagram
When:New maker every week



We'll be adding new online activities here when they go live or you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Whether you're after something to do while self isolating or looking for a way to unwind after working to keep people safe, fed and healthy, we hope there's something here for you to get involved with from the safety of your own home. Stay well, keep in touch and we look forward to welcoming you through our doors again as soon as it's safe to do so.

If you enjoy any of the above activities and you’re able to we’d be so grateful if you’d consider donating £1 to help us keep enriching people’s lives through art, culture and creativity. Thank you! 

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