DaDaFest is a disability and Deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool with a national and international reputation for pioneering arts delivered to high standards of accessibility. Working from the lived experience of disability, DaDaFest delivers a biennial festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability and Deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives.

Our vision is to inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts.

DaDa – Disability and Deaf Arts, the company behind DaDaFest has been delivering Disability arts projects since it was first founded as Arts Integrated Merseyside or AIM [part of the Shape network] in 1984.

It became one of the first disability control-led Arts Forums, breaking away from Shape in 1986 and eventually being set up in 1990 as North West Disability Arts Forum [or NWDAF].

After delivering a successful DaDaFest annually since 2001, the festival continued as a biennial event from 2010 and remained truly ambitious and international in scale.

DaDaFest International 2016

This year’s festival, DaDaFest’s thirteenth since its inception in 2001, will take place from 18 November to 3 December 2016. The festival will present high quality and exciting work produced by artists close to their home in Liverpool as well as internationally that will challenge ideals and celebrate disability culture. An exciting programme of music, dance, live arts, comedy and much more is in the pipeline – with more details to be released soon.

Visit: to see the programme as it develops.