DASH is a Disability led visual arts organisation, we work with artists and organisations nationally and internationally.  We commission exciting new work by disabled visual artists; run workshops; provide artists mentoring and deliver disability arts training.

Our current projects include:

Tu Fewn: Tu Fewn was the first commissioning programme for Disabled visual artists in mainstream galleries, in Wales. At the Beyond the Frame symposium on November 23rd you will hear from the artists, galleries and partners who shaped the Tu Fewn project.

Artists: Zöe Partington, Aidan Moesby, Gail Howard.
Galleries: Ffotogallery, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, G39.
Partners: DASH and Disability Arts Cymru.

The Incorrigibles: Perspectives on Disability Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries

This book is not just about Disability Arts and culture, it is a book about artists being artists, it is about a celebration of difference, it is about the will to survive as artists, it is about humanity, it is about the fact that art unites us all as human beings and that Disability Art is here and now! We hope that The Incorrigibles will provide a valuable contribution at this significant and fundamental point in the history of Disability Art and culture.  Recognising and understanding the history of disabled artists in the past and their position in the present will be the basis of generating new and more enlightened practices in the future. The book will be 84 pages, full colour and hardback.

Artists featured: Bobby Baker, Çağlar Kimyoncu, Cameron Morgan, Christine Sun Kim, David Hevey, Jon Adams, Juan delGado, Nancy Willis, Noëmi Lakmaier, Rachel Gadsden, sean burn, Simon Mckeown, Susan Austin and Tanya Raabe.

Essays by: Amanda Cachia, Tony Heaton and Craig Ashley.

To pre-order your copy of the book, for the bargain price of £10 + £2.50 p&p go to: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000KMGH3HBK

Offer closes on 14th November 2016 – normal retail price is £12.99 + £2.50 p&p

INSIDE: a Disability Arts commissioning programme led by DASH with funding from Arts Council England.

Artists Daniel Regan & Antonia Atwood are the recipients of an INSIDE commission to make new work relating to themes of mental wellbeing and the feeling of being in a safe space. This new commission, focused on supporting disabled artists, is a collaboration between QUAD and D-Lab in partnership with LEVEL and Junction Arts, supported by funding from DASH.

Artist Juan delGado is a recipient of an INSIDE commission to make new work ‘Altered Landscapes’, an immersive multimedia installation which traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory..  This commission is a collaboration between New Art Exchange and Attenborough Arts Centre, supported by funding from DASH.

Cultivate: DASH identified the need for a robust formal mentoring programme for emerging disabled visual artists across the West Midlands, to enable them access to opportunities and practical specialist support to develop their practice and to cultivate a visual arts ecology that is diverse and representative of the diversity of our society.

Awkward Bastards II

The Awkward bastards return to mac birmingham 22nd-23rd March 2017 – You have been warned!

Watch our YouTube channel for clips from Awkward Bastards 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/user/DisabilityArts