New Shropshire & Telford Arts Partnership (STAP) Website

The new STAP website is now up and running. The old website hasn't been functioning effectively for some time, apologies if this has caused any inconvenience.

Website address for new site is:
The website includes information on funding, some Arts Development projects, useful websites and past STAP e-newsletters. Further information will continue to be added as the site develops.
We are hoping that within the next couple of weeks you will be able to add your own events to the site. We will keep you updated on this.

Browsealoud has arrived on the DASH website

Browsealoud is a speech to text programme. Which enables your computer to read out websites that have Browsealoud enabled.


All you need to do is download the programme from

If you require further help take a look at the word document below.

We hope that you will give Browsealoud a try and let us know what how your experience of the site has changed, and hopefully improved.

There are hundreds of websites that have Browsealoud enabled so you can surf away to your hearts content.

Please email me with your comments

BlindArt Forum

BlindArt unveils an exciting new feature on its website to make your art-world bigger and better connected Post events, exhibitions, web-links and CHAT


This month sees the launch of an interactive Forum on BlindArt website where people can read, write about and discuss issues relating to art, visual impairment and disability. The Forum will help raise public awareness of inclusive events and the issues surrounding inclusive arts.

The BlindArt Forum aims are:

  • To create a promotional tool for artists to show their works
  • To provide a space for art organizations to promote their events
  • To establish an interactive resource for the visually impaired community on creating and accessing art

Posting on BlindArt Forum will reach a wide public from all over the world. BlindArt's website receives an average of 20,000 visitors and 105,000 hits per month. The vast majority of visitors are from Europe and North America, followed by Asia, and a handful of visitors each month from Oceania, Africa and South America.

BlindArt Forum is set to become the on-line interactive social network for the public providing an accessible resource archive on inclusive arts, and a place to express views and experiences and discuss and engage in debate with others.

BlindArt Forum

If you require assistance on posting images or attaching files please contact or call Purwita Susanto on 020 7245 9977

DASH Funding Confirmed

DASH receives major uplift from Arts Council England


DASH received confirmation from Arts Council England that funding will be:

2008/09 - £104,213

2009/10 - £107,027

2010/11 - £109,916

On BBC Radio Shropshire Artistic Director, Mike Layward, said "It is fantastic news, it proves the Arts Council recognises the work that we do and supports us."

To see what DASH is going to do with the money check out our future projects: