DCA – Looking back on 25 years and forward to the next

Thursday 21 March 2024, 7.00 pm

Talk by Beth Bate and Jacquie Roberts

DCA Director Beth Bate and DCA Chair Jacquie Roberts reflect on 25 years of one of the UK’s most popular and successful arts centres and look ahead to the future of the organisation. Established in 1999, DCA seeks to enrich lives through the contemporary arts. Home to galleries, cinemas, a print studio, a city-wide learning programme, shop, cafe-bar and hire spaces, DCA is a vital social and cultural hub for those that live in, work in and visit the city of Dundee.

Beth Bate has led DCA as Director since 2016, as creative and strategic lead for the organisation. She is also a Board member at V&A Dundee, Mount Stuart Trust and Edinburgh Art Festival. Beth is a member of the Scotland Advisory Committee for British Council and is Honorary Reader at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

Jacquie Roberts OBE has Chaired DCA since 2019, helping lead the organisation through the pandemic. Prior to retirement, Jacquie was Director of Social Work at Dundee City Council and was Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate. As well as her DCA role, Jacquie is Vice-Chair for Dundee Bairns and is Deputy Lieutenant for Dundee. She was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to social care in Scotland.

The talk is also the annual joint meeting with the Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust and will take place in Dundee Art Society Roseangle Gallery, starting at 7 pm (19:00). guests are always welcome and there is the opportunity to chat over a glass of wine afterwards.