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DASH Mentoring Support

In these strange, anxious and unpredictable times DASH is looking at ways we can support Disabled visual artists development and counter the isolation that the virus has brought to us all.

Mike is offering phone/skype/zoom mentoring on a first come first served basis to any Disabled visual artist across the UK.

There will be a maximum of 3 sessions plus a short introductory session where you will decide the topics you want to cover. Each session will last up to 2 hours and can be spread over several months.

If you are interested then please contact Artistic Director, Mike Layward at for more information.

This is what some of our Mentees think:

“DASH’s approach to personalised mentoring has created a tailormade service allowing me to express myself creatively and professionally”

"The support from DASH over the years has been invaluable. It’s helped me develop as an artist and given me the confidence to apply for opportunities, these have included, residences, grant applications, exhibitions, Scholarships and jobs"​​​​​​​

"DASH have boosted my confidence and I now claim the title of ‘artist’. I am sure everyone’s path is different. For myself it has given me the space to work out:

  • Where I am & where I would like to be in the future
  • What I need to prioritise
  • How to re-organise my working practice to be more efficient
  • Who my market is and how do I reach them?

Having a clear path has made my design and creating process easier. For the first time in ages, I am not second guessing myself, I am just creating."​​​​​​