Funders and Partners

Project partners

Art at the Start are proud to have Dundee Contemporary Arts as a Collaborative Partner.

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary art 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 one of the most successful arts organisations in the UK.
DCA’s vision is to enrich people’s lives through art, culture and creativity.
DCA is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create through our four programme areas: exhibitions, cinema, print and learning.

We benefit from funding from the following organisations:

ISSR Interdisciplinary Incubator Grant 2021 – funding the development of animations to highlight the benefits of early art making

Innovation and Impact Development Fund, School of Social Sciences 2021 – to develop a prototype book resource of art ideas for parents of young children, co-created with families who’ve been involved in the project.

SGSSS awarded Vicky an Impact Award in 2021 that will fund books of art ideas to reach vulnerable families in Tayside

Festival of the Future, funded 200 bags of art materials to go out with the launch of our book during their Festival in October 2021

Wellcome trust seed funding from University of Dundee 2020 – funded Home Art Boxes for vulnerable families during covid

Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences – collaborative studentship 2018-22  

University of Dundee School of Social Science – PhD studentship 2018-22

British Psychological Society – Research Assistant Scholarship 2016

Kerr-Fry Bequest – funding to expand pilot and develop evaluation tools 2014-2015

Kerr-Fry Bequest – research funding for pilot 2012 – 2013