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Our registered office (Company Registration no: 4294985) is located at:

5 Belmont, 
Shrewsbury, 
SY1 1TE

We are registered as a Charity, and our registration number is: 1090677

We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (Regulation 2016/679) as amended, and any electronic communications will be made in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

We collect and process the personal data that you may volunteer as part of your relationship with DASH as an associate, employee or trustee, or in the course of booking events, making a purchase, completing membership or donation forms, completing equality monitoring forms, signing up to our newsletter or completing visitor or audience surveys.

Personal information we collect may include:

  • your full name and title,
  • date of birth
  • postal address of your home or workplace
  • email address
  • phone number(s)
  • job title
  • current interests and activities

and exceptionally -

  • photographs, which will never be reproduced without your explicit consent

We will also collect and hold information about any contact you have with us as a visitor, donor or supporter of DASH, which may include details of:

  • ticket purchases and event attendance
  • retail purchases
  • contact preferences
  • gift information, including payment details where applicable
  • Gift Aid status
  • details of correspondence sent to you, or received from you
  • donor status
  • any other information which you have provided at the request of DASH.

When we ask you to provide your personal information, or personal information relating to a child aged under 16 years for whom you have parental responsibility, we will let you know why we are asking, how we will use your data, and how long we will keep it for, by directing you towards this notice, which may be revised from time to time.

Depending on your relationship with DASH, and the preferences you have indicated, data we hold may be used by us for the following purposes:

  • to send you promotional, marketing or fundraising information by post, telephone or electronic means. 

    These types of communications may include: 
     
    • Informing you of other products, services or events related to DASH, such as exhibitions, events, or other offers.
    • News and updates about DASH and marketing or supporter e-newsletters.
    • Information on our fundraising operations, including occasional targeted requests to consider giving financial support to DASH, or to ask you to consider supporting us in other ways.
    • Other relevant communications based upon your relationship with DASH.

We may also retain your data for different lengths of time depending upon the purpose for which it is being held:

  • Where relevant we are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details etc.) for a minimum of six tax years, after which time it will be destroyed.
  • Any information we use for marketing purposes will be kept by us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information or until such time that we ask you to renew your consent to our retention of your data, normally at intervals of not more than two years.
  • If you apply for a job or a commission with DASH and are unsuccessful we will keep your information on file for a period of not more than 12 months unless you specifically ask us not to.

We understand that your personal information and privacy are important to you.

We make every effort to ensure that the information you share with us is recorded accurately, retained securely and used only according to your wishes.

We protect your personal information and adhere to all current data protection legislation with respect to protecting your privacy. We do not sell or trade our mailing list data with third parties and only exchange relevant information with partner organisations specifically in relation to the management of shared events – for example we may exchange delegate lists with the venue at which an event takes place.

The information you provide will be used primarily to keep you informed about the activities of DASH. If at any time you no longer wish to receive communications from us, simply contact us by using the online contacts form or by email to admin@dasharts.org

If at any point you believe the information we hold about you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, please contact us at admin@dasharts.org to investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data unlawfully you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), our registration number is: ZA300587

The DASH website has been designed to be used on a variety of platforms, guided by Sandy Wassmer's The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design.

If you have any problems accessing the website please notify us.

The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design

Creating Beautiful, Usable & Accessible Websites

Inclusive Design is where innovation and imagination flourish. Meeting the needs of the widest variety of people does not inhibit creativity. It opens our minds and inspires excellence.

1. Equitable

Be welcoming, don't discriminate and engage with people. Create different user experiences and make certain they have equally valuable outcomes. Aesthetics matter.

2. Flexible

Provide options. Think who, how, why, what, where & when people will be using your website. Make sure there is choice for diverse users and maintain device independence.

3. Straightforward

Be obvious and not ambiguous. Make sure your website's features add value, not complexity. Remember, good design is as little design as possible.

4. Perceptible

Don't assume anything. Make sure your website's purpose is clear, its content, structure and sequence are meaningful and convey information to all of the senses.

5. Informative

Make sure people know where they are on your website and provide different ways for them to find what they're looking for. Be timely, predictable, uncomplicated and precise.

6. Preventative

Provide easy to follow instructions and gently guide users in interacting with your website. Help them to minimise errors when submitting data, through well considered form design.

7. Tolerant

Handle errors respectfully and indicate precisely what the error is, where it is and how to fix it. Remember to let people know the outcome.

8. Effortless

Don't make demands or place restrictions on your users. People should not have to work or think hard to find what they want on your website. Ensure it can be used efficiently and effectively.

9. Accommodating

Be approachable, uncluttered and give people room to manoeuvre. Make sure that your website is unobtrusive and can be accessed by different devices of all shapes and sizes.

10. Consistent

Follow standards, guidelines, conventions and best practices. Provide a familiar environment with memorable functionality.

© 05/2011 Sandi Wassmer. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

Standards compliance

Our pages conform to a minimum to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

There are a couple issues raised by site scanners. Where we can, we are addressing these issues, which are minor.

The majority of Level AA and Level AAA requirements are also met. We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 with respect to the provision of services online.


Structured, semantic markup: Headings and navigation menus

HTML5 has been used and therefore HTML5 guidelines are used for headings (H1 tags are for 'section/article' titles so you may have more than one on a page, but all subsequent headings follow document structure on a section/article basis). Modern speech readers read HTML5 structured pages and as such allow easy jumping between header, navigation, sections, articles and asides.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Images

Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes. - If you find any that are not suitable, please notify us.

Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).


Links & Linking

Text has been written to make sense out of context.

Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, for example to advise you if the link will open in a new window.

Colours

We have checked the site's font and background colour combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear. If you wish to override the site's colours, you can select a text only option.

Font sizes

You may change the font size to your preference using your browser.

If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet.

Style sheets

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser does not support stylesheets, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

If you wish, you may import your own stylesheet into this website:

In Internet Explorer select Tools, then Internet Options, and then Accessibility. Click on any or all of the three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Any information conveyed through the use of colour is also available without colour (i.e. text based).

Selected films, guides and other useful info

You can help DASH make a difference to lives of Disabled artists both locally and nationally.

 

With your support our programmes of work can continue to grow and be accessed by more people.

 

  • Free Medicine is our new work with Young Disabled Artists, by accessing these workshops participants have grown in confidence and learnt new skills.
  • The mentoring programme, Cultivate, has given 45 artists one to one professional development with arts professionals. Artists accessing this programme have been awarded £45,000 in total.
  • The commissioning work started in 2009 has led to 15 Disabled artists being commissioned to create new work by 15 mainstream galleries and museums.
  • The new curatorial commissioing work is taking Disabled artists to the next stage in their careers, in the form of curatorial residencies.

DASH - Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists.

DASH is a Disability led visual arts charity. It creates opportunities for Disabled artists to develop their creative practice. These opportunities take many forms, from high quality commissions to community based workshops, the work it creates is centred around its vision and mission.

DASH's vision is a society in which Disability Art is core and equally valued in the arts sector.

DASH is a Disability Visual Arts organisation whose mission is to develop Disability Arts practice.

DASH works with artists, audiences, communities and organisations to challenge inequality and implement change.

With a history of work including visual arts, dance, theatre, live arts and festivals in Shropshire since the mid 1990's, DASH became a limited company and registered charity in 2001 and in 2004 secured revenue funding from Arts Council England.  In 2009 DASH took the decision to specialise its work in visual arts, while expanding its geographical boundaries. 

During the last ten years DASH has undertaken truly ground-breaking work – projects that have challenged perceptions, fostered and mentored new Deaf and Disabled artists, encouraged professional development and helped to engineer change in the sector. 

DASH supports self defined Disabled visual artists. From emerging to established artists, through mentoring, project management and commissioning new work.

Workshops, commissions, mentoring...

Take a delve into our archive, stretching back to 1992.

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