DASH report on the PROCESSIONS Project, we announce the launch of our Cultivate project film and invite young people to get involved with our new Disabled Young People's art project.
The DASH Logo - the word DASH sits on top of four equally spaced rectangles which are blue, yellow, green and pink. Underneath this are the words 'Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists'.
A group of women walk towards the camera in an outdoor procession, holding aloft a banner, which reads 'Women of Shropshire' and below this, 'we are here'. Some of the women are waving their hands in the air and are smiling. Two of the women are sitting in wheelchairs. It is a sunny day.
The Shropshire Subversive Stitchers carry their banner in the Cardiff procession.


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Here's what's new at DASH and in the world of Disability Arts...

Image shows a rectangular textile banner in the colours purple green and white. The banner reads women of Shropshire along the top with the names of women sewn into the shapes of hills beneath a circle which reads we are here.
The banner made by PROCESSIONS workshop participants.

Seven textile workshops that took place between February and June culminated in the formation of a group of keen participants, who have named themselves the Shropshire Subversive Stitchers. The group created a banner which was paraded throughout the streets of Cardiff on 10th June as part of Artichoke's mass participation art project PROCESSIONS 2018.

The banner will be on display at The Hive, Shrewsbury from 26th July - 2nd August, before touring in a larger exhibition of banners made by the 100 groups who were selected to receive funding for the project, of which DASH was one.

Join us for a celebration of the achievements of the group and other participants on Thursday 2nd August from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Please register via Eventbrite to confirm your attendance.

You can read all about the project, including blog posts and a project report on the DASH website. The Shropshire Subversive Stitchers plan to continue to meet to work together on future projects.Find out more about by joining their facebook group.
Call for Disabled Young People to join new art project.
A person with long brown hair and an orange top paints a nude reclining figure on a piece of paper attached to a board, propped up on an easel.
DASH are launching a new Young People's Art Project to take place over the summer and beyond.
  • Are you aged 16-25?
  • Do you live in Shropshire?
  • Want to develop your creative skills?
  • Interested in one or more forms of visual art?
  • Do you identify as a disabled person?
This may include:
  • Physical impairment
  • Sensory impairment such as a hearing or visual impairment
  • Learning disability such as autism or dyslexia
  • Mental Health
Contact us to find out how to become involved in this exciting new project, led by our Learning and Engagement manager Sarah Coxall.
  • Learn and develop new skills
  • Visit accessible galleries
  • Attend workshops based on your artistic interests
  • Meet people with careers in the visual arts
  • Receive tailored support and mentoring
  • Have creative freedom to identify your own goals and outcomes
If you or someone you know may be interested, please get in touch!
All costs covered.
Contact Sarah:
07872 515126

Cultivate Film

Image shows an ipad screen with a left hand hovering above it holding a white stylus. On the ipad is a drawing of a natural landscape in greens, oranges and greys. A caption over the image reads 'to develop artistically and as a human being'.
Still from the Cultivate Film taken at Art Studio 01.
DASH bring to a close their successful 3 year mentoring scheme for Disabled artists, and to wrap up the project, proudly announce the release of the Cultivate Film.

This film, produced by R&A Collaborations, documents the impact that the Cultivate mentoring programme had on a selection of the Disabled visual artists who were mentored.

The primary aim of Cultivate was to support and aid the development of disabled artists, whether emerging or already established.

The mentoring made a huge difference to the artists, raising levels of confidence and supporting them to make successful grant applications.
Esmee Fairbairn Logo in pink and black

NDACA Launches Online

Image shows the NDACA brochure. On the cover is a painting of a person with short black hiar dark glasses, dark skin, wearing a blue tshirt and jeans. The image is obscured by a black horizontal band on which  NDACA National Disability Arts Collection and Archive is written in white.

National Disability Arts Collection & Archive Brochure

National Disability Arts Collection & Archive Launches Online

NDACA is a £1-million project by Shape Arts that brings to life the heritage and rich history of the UK Disability Arts Movement. The Disability Arts Movement began in the late 1970s and continues today. It involved a group of disabled people and their allies who broke down barriers, helped change the law with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, and made great culture and art about those struggles.

NDACA is the newly-launched online location where you can discover a catalogue of 3,500 images. You can also engage with learning resources, oral history films, learn about emerging disabled artists, biographies of those who contributed to the Disability Arts Movement, and much more.

Alongside the website, the uniquely accessible NDACA research facilities at Buckinghamshire New University will open in late 2018.

DASH have been pleased to support this fantastic project, supplying archival materials for the collection.

Cultivate Mentee Holds Solo Exhibition
Image shows two pencil drawings in portrait orientation on white paper on a grey background. A band of sunlight illluminates the left hand side of the image.
Two drawings by Susan Kruse in the artist's Solstice Exhibition.
Artist and Cultivate mentee Susan Kruse opened an exhibition of works at Width of Circle Gallery, Stourbridge on the evening of the summer Solstice.

On show is a series of drawings captured by the movements of nature, made by Kruse over the summer Solstice of 2017.
Visitors to the launch contributed to a live drawing, where a pencil responded to movement of visitors climbing and descending the staircase to the gallery.

Read more about Kruse's work via the link below, or contact the Gallery directly to arrange a viewing.
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