Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists

Systems Change Work

Systems change is about changing how our society is structured.

We believe that barriers, prejudice, and exclusion by society is disabling.

By understanding the systems we are part of; our partners and networks will be more successful in challenging them to create a fairer world.

“Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” Brené​​​​​​​ Brown

Systems change is core to all of DASH work.

DASH has over 20 years of important work with representation and collaboration at our heart. We’ve built inspirational and long-lasting partnerships with some of the UK’s leading galleries and museums, Disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent artists and arts audiences. It is on these shoulders we stand as we begin our next chapter.

We strive to make change, remove barriers and make the visual arts, indeed society more equitable for disabled artists, audiences and arts professionals.

We believe the little things count and that small changes can lead to big things!

We look forward to sharing more information on this strand of work including intersectional talks, salons and events.

If you would like to understand more about our approach to system change we recommend you read 'The Future is Disabled' by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

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