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Artistic Support

DASH continues to provide Artist Mentoring Support covering everything from artist practice, networking, access issues and more. Supporting Disabled artists with their development as well as to counter the isolation that the virus has brought to us all.

DASH is also delighted to have assisted eleven Disabled Artists from across the UK to secure emergency funding during the pandemic.

Mentoring is offered via phone/skype/zoom on a first come first served basis to any Disabled visual artist across the UK.

There are a maximum of 3 sessions plus a short introductory session where artists decide the topics they 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 mike@dasharts.org for more information.

Hear what some of our artists had to say:

“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."​​​​​​