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DASH - Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists.

DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire) is a Disabled led visual arts organisation. It creates opportunities for Disabled artists to develop their creative practice. These opportunities take many forms, from high quality commissions to community based workshops, the work it creates is centred around its vision and mission.

During the last twelve years DASH has undertaken truly ground-breaking work – projects that have challenged perceptions, fostered and mentored new Deaf and Disabled artists, encouraged professional development and helped to engineer change in the sector. 

In 2009, DASH began partnering with galleries to create artist commissioning programmes. From 2009 to 2018 fifteen artists were commissioned, three of the commissions became curatorial residencies. The first of these was realised with Disrupted at mac, curated by Noemi Lakmaier during her 12 month residency. Followed by Aidan Moesby's and Gail Howard's curatorial residencies as part of Tu Fewn, led by DASH with funding from Arts Council Wales. 

This work showed a thirst for leadership and representation of Disabled artists in the visual arts and led to the Curatorial Commissions programme, 2018 – 2021. The response from the partner galleries has been instrumental in developing the vision for the Future Curators Programme 2023-2026.

Closing Date is 5pm on Monday 6th September 2021.

For the Frequently Asked Questions, please visit DASH's website here.

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