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 twenty 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, Garfield Weston Foundation, Adlard Family Charitable Foundation, and Art Fund.
DASH is a member of the Plus Tate Network and in 2023 became the host of New Art West Midlands.
DASH was awarded the prestigious Ampersand Award in 2021 for the WAIWAV project.