DASH is a Disability led visual arts organisation. We work with arts and cultural organisations and individuals regionally and nationally. You can see the projects we are currently working on by selecting the 'projects'link above.

DASH is constantly developing new projects and partnerships, if you are interested in working with us please let us know

DASH receives funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, Shropshire Council, Arts Council Wales and QC Data.


2017

ACE funding announcement

Tuesday 27th June 2017

DASH is delighted to announce Arts Council England funding for 2018 – 2022.

DASH's application for additional investment was supported, which means that we can expand our partnership work commissioning Disabled artists and create a new Disabled children and young people programme. 

How can we do this with just three part time staff? The increased investment means that we will be able to expand our team with an Engagement and Learning Manager and a Marketing & Communications Manager.

The Board and staff would like to say a HUGE thank you to Arts Council England, the organisation and the staff team for all your support over the years. 

And of course a HUGE thank you to all our supporters, from so many arts, cultural and media and third sector organisations, all the individuals, artists, freelancers, participants and funders, who have made it possible to continue our work. 

We have BIG plans over the next four years, so make sure you watch this space for the latest projects and news. Did I mention DASH will be 20 years old in 2021? – Time for a celebration?

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: "Creative talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not, which is why we're thrilled to be increasing our investment in DASH over the next four years. It'll be great to see them continue to support disabled visual artists, as well as using our funding to create a new programme for disabled children and young people to get involved with art and culture."


2016

The first INSIDE commissions

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Artists Daniel Regan & Antonia Atwood have been announced as the recipients of an INSIDE commission to make new work relating to themes of mental wellbeing and safe spaces.

This new commission, focused on supporting disabled artists, is a collaboration between QUAD and D-Lab in partnership with LEVEL and Junction Arts, supported by funding from DASH.

Regan & Attwood will be in residence at QUAD in the latter part of 2016, producing new work that will also touch upon the broad theme of 'Habitat', and will take the form of still and moving image works, with digitally driven additional works. The work will initially be included within the QUAD programme during FORMAT17, also on the D-Lab website and at the LEVEL Centre, during 2017. 

About INSIDE:

INSIDE is a Disability Arts commissioning programme led by DASH with funding from Arts Council England.  DASH has been an instigator and initiator of the commissioning of new work by Disabled visual artists within mainstream galleries since 2008, enabling Disabled artists to create new work and collaborate with new institutions.In collaboration, we seek to commission work by leading national and international disabled artists, examining the way in which diversity is an intrinsic part of the creative process and enabling these artists and venues to transcend barriers.


An 'in' with a stranger

16th January 2016

Curator Aidan Moesby begins a conversation exploring the notion of weather as a metaphor for the human condition - at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

Aidan brought together an International selection of artists whose work resonates with his vision. Featuring Catrin Andersson; Joanne Mitchell; Zoe Preece and Tim Shaw.

This exhibition is a Tu Fewn project and presented as part of LGAC's "Maker to Curator" series.

The exhibition launched on 16th January 2016 and runs until 12th March 2016.


D2ART
Stop the Shropshire Arts Cuts

2015

Turning it on it's head
Launch of Cultivate
Art Express exhibition
In Conversation With The Past premiere
Almost a Score at Arnolfini
Disrupted at mac birmingham
Firing the can(n)on of disability arts
The Awkward Bastards Symposium
Tu Fewn artists announced

2014

Tu Fewn commissions announced
The Big Draw - From Micro to Macro
DASH secures three year funding
Arnolfini commission for IN project
Nicola Lane commission with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Tu Fewn commissions announced
Curator in Residence at mac birmingham
Sound Canvas at the Hive
Walls with Wounds at The Herbert
Disability Art and Equality Training workshop
Our first crowd-funding experience is a success!

2013

More Photoshop workshops in Shrewsbury
Sound Canvas wins a Jodi-Award
Photoshop workshops at the Hive
Outside In Opportunity in AN magazine
Animation workshop at the Hive
Sound Canvas is unveiled at The Public
Portrait Painting workshop with Tanya Raabe
Disability Art and Equality Training for Artists
DASH Annual report for 2012/13
Shropshire Star Advertisement
New Gallery partners for 'in'

2012

DASH moves to the Hive
DASH Annual report 2011/2012
M21 Live Art Event in Much Wenlock
Visual Art Workshops at DASH November 2011 - May 2012

2011

DASH's Disability Film Festival
Debate A-N magazine - October 2011
Noemi Lakmaier's commission 'Object/Female'
Open Studios Exhibition at DASH
Camp DAG - The Disabled Avant Garde
Just Dali
Back by popular demand... Visual Arts Workshops at DASH
IMP - Improvised Music Project

2010

Raising profile of disabled artists
Sean Burn opens at New Art Gallery Walsall
Day In The Life Of
The First UK Disability Film Festival
Disability arts group offering workshops
DASH @ HOME - a series of Visual Arts Workshops - FREE and open to all
DASH Film Festival and Training Day - FREE event

2009

Film and Disability 2009 at Borderlines Film Festival
DASH Annual report 2008/2009
Arts group moves into new home
Borderlines Film Festival - March 2009
THE SPACE - Launch Party

2008

Barriers
Artists Development Team (2)
Preparing for speedy expansion
DASH Annual report 2007/2008
Artists Development Team (3)
Film and Disability 2008 at Borderlines Film Festival
Gallery plan for DASH
Artists get online showcase

2007

BBC Shropshire online - 2007
DASH Annual report 2006/2007
Ludlow Carnival 2007
Scene and Heard - Shrewsbury Chronicle
Recruiting disabled artists

2006

Shrewsbury Chronicle - Video shines light
Shrewsbury Chronicle - Lantern changes
DASH Annual report 2005/2006
Ludlow Carnival 2006
Visual Art Slabs in Walsall

2005

Unleashed - mixed media exhibition
DASH Annual report 2004/2005
Ludlow Carnival 2005
Disabled artists gear for Carnival
Borderlines Film Festival - March 2005
DASH opens doors to arts events

2004

Scene and Heard - Shrewsbury Chronicle
ACE West Midlands news - August 7th 2004
DASH Annual report 2003/2004
Digital Now 1 and 2

2003

Drive to bring access to arts
DASH Annual report 2002/2003
Ludlow Carnival 2003
Astoria Project

2001

DASH performers acquire £40,000 for 'King of Fools'
King of Fools

2000

DASH Annual report 2000
International Festival of DA - 2000
DASHBASH - ADW Magazine
Shropshire Millennium Art Commissions

1999

Shire Magazine - summer 1999

1998

Festival of DA - October 1998
Friends of DASH broadsheet

1997

Festival of DA - June and July 1997

1996

DASHMAG - July 1996
Festival of DA - June and July 1996

1992

How DASH started

Recent blog articles - Visit blog