DASH secures extra funding

Staff and trustees of Disability Arts Organisation DASH were celebrating last week – after receiving the news that they had been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England.

DASH is a Disability Arts development organisation, which works locally, nationally and internationally with disabled people in partnership with arts and cultural organisations to develop Disability Arts practice. The charity is based at the Hive in Shrewsbury town centre but works across the country, delivering a wide variety of projects and initiatives with a focus on visual arts.

Speaking of the funding, Paula Dower, Operations Manager said “This is of course great news for DASH. The successful Arts Council England application gives us another three years, bringing high quality Disability Artists commissions to mainstream galleries.” She added “It also provides us with a solid foundation for many other projects which we are looking forward to commencing.”

Key DASH projects currently being delivered, include the IN project, Disability Arts 'IN' the Mainstream. DASH is working with five UK galleries, commissioning five disabled artists – and the three year project will culminate in a Symposium at mac birmingham in 2015.

For more information on DASH - visit www.dasharts.org - where there is also a great blog, updated regularly with creative opportunities and events.