DASH seeks Workshop Leaders

Closing Date: 18 January 2021

Disability Arts in Shropshire

Location: Online

Remuneration: £600 per commission.


Worlds Within Worlds is in white text, using an old style blocky computer font. Underneath the words are two concentric colourful, abstract circles, which in turn are on a blue starry night sky background.

DASH are looking for proposals from UK-based artists and makers for our new online art project; ‘Worlds Within Worlds’.

We want to commission 3 artists to deliver 3 workshops each, over a 3 week period between March – June 2021. DASH will support each artist in delivering their vision by providing training and guidance.

The Commission

2020 has seen our worlds shrink as a result of the Covid pandemic. For many, Zoom has become our new ‘window’ into the outside world. The shift into this ‘new normal’ has made both positive and negative changes in our lives and cultural experiences.

Many community and participatory art projects have become unviable. However, many disabled and isolated artists have seen more online communities and opportunities become accessible. Now, more than ever, our homes have become our creative space.

How might you use your creative skills to imagine and make a new world within the walls of your own home? Could you inspire a group of young disabled artists to do the same?

We want to hear fun, playful and inspiring ideas on ways you might create a ‘world within a world’!

Leading your project over 3 weeks, what might these worlds within worlds look like? If you have an idea, we want to hear from you.

DASH is a Disabled led visual arts organisation and especially welcome proposals from artists who define themselves as D/deaf, Disabled or Neurodivergent (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia etc). We are particularly hoping to commission artists from all underrepresented groups and backgrounds.


We are offering £600 per commission. The fee is based on around 10 hours of your time. There is an extra budget for art materials.

How To Apply

Visit www.dasharts.org/projects  to learn more.

Contact Us​​​​​​​

We are happy to have an informal conversation with prospective workshop leaders to discuss the project, access or answer any queries.

For more information, contact Sarah, Learning and Engagement Manager, at:

Email: sarahc@dasharts.org

DASH Mobile: 07483 388065

If we are busy, please leave your name and number and we’ll get back to you soon as possible.​​​​​​​

For more information including an easy read and BSL version please go to our website.