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Welcome to the October edition of the DASH Newsletter.

There is more good news this month as DASH celebrates a lifeline grant from Arts Council England and we look forward to the Thresholds online exhibition launch as part of Aidan Moesby's curatorial commission with MIMA. 

Also included: 
  • Request DASH as your Access Support worker for funding
  • Register your interest for our future online art history course for young artists
  • Complete our online training survey


We are so pleased to tell you that DASH have has been awarded £70,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure a sustainable future.

During the pandemic DASH have been working remotely supporting Disabled visual artists nationally through mentoring and funding advice, helping to shape their work and their applications for funding.

The majority of these artists are new to DASH and come from all areas of England, as well as Scotland, Wales and Europe. With this funding DASH can increase the level of support to Disabled artists by employing freelance mentors.

Though our ability to deliver training has been impacted, this funding will enable DASH to create a strong online programme which can be delivered more widely across the sector at a time of most need to support Disabled artists and audiences. You can read more here

Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber holds a purple and white rosette that reads Rights NOT Charity. She has short cropped hair and frameless glasses and is smiling. She wears a red and white striped top and dark red gillet.


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A panel discussion chaired by MIMA’s Associate Curator Aidan Moesby as part of an online exhibition reflecting on relationships to home and public visibility during and following the Covid-19 lockdown. Artists Sonia Boué, Lindsay Duncanson and Catriona Gallagher and writer Jade French join Moesby for a conversation about the ideas and themes developed in their newly-commissioned work.

Hosted by Disability Arts Online, this event is organised in partnership with MIMA. The event is part of Aidan Moesby’s curatorial associateship with MIMA through their partnership programme with DASH, MAC and Wysing Arts Centre. This national partnership supports the development of disabled curators.

Booking via Eventbrite. Broadcast by Disability Arts Online via YouTube and Facebook.

Pre-recorded panel discussion with live Q&A. BSL interpreted and captioned.

Are you a Disabled artist who requires access support to apply for Arts Council funding?

DASH can provide Access Support for your application to both the ACE Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice.

Contact ACE at with ‘ACCESS INFORMATION’ in the subject line and say that you would like DASH to be your Access Support Worker along with the reason why you require this support.

Further access details can also be found on the Arts Council Website.

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At this time many emerging artists are experiencing issues developing their careers, as they have few or no contacts within the sector, or the experience to know how to survive in these strange times. Supporting these artists to develop their business and technical skills will help them be more resilient, independent and survive into the future.
Are you a Disabled artist that would be interested in training opportunities with DASH? If so please fill out the survey form in the link below.
Are you a young Disabled artist aged between 16 and 30 years old? Would you like to develop your knowledge of Art History? DASH has just completed its first online Art History course: Art Influencers and is looking to run this popular course again next year.

If you would be interested in finding out more and taking part please register your interest with DASH Learning and Engagement Manager, Sarah Coxall at or telephone: 07483 388056.
We always welcome your feedback about our latest news and projects. Let us know your thoughts via Facebook and Twitter - or feel free to email us.
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