Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists


DASH - Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists.

DASH is a Disabled 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 partners and funders include the following: Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Garfield Weston, Shropshire Council and ArtFund. As well as support from HM Government in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund

DASH is a member of the Plus Tate Network and are we are pleased to be working with Visability Film Festival and the artists collective; ArtStudio01

DASH is also excited to have been awarded the prestigious Ampersand Award 2021The winner is awarded £125,000 to realise their proposal, and an additional £25,000 to produce a related publication.