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Beth Bate


Beth Bate is Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts where she oversees the artistic and strategic vision for the organisation.

Originally from Wales, Beth has a BA (Hons) in English with History of Art from Birmingham University and an MA with distinction in Museum Studies from Leicester University. She was an Arts Council England Fellow on the 2014/15 Clore Leadership Programme and is a qualified coach. She is a Trustee of the Edinburgh Art Festival and a Board member of West Ward Works, a PhD selector for the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, and a member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Culture.

Before joining DCA, she led Great North Run Culture as Director for 11 years, commissioning projects by artists including Mark Wallinger, Douglas Gordon, Jane and Louise Wilson, and Fiona Banner. Beth worked with organisations including The British Museum, Arts Council England, and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums as a consultant on curatorial and advocacy programmes.