DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire) is a disability arts user led organisation, running arts projects across Shropshire, the West Midlands, Regionally and Nationally.
DASH became a limited company and registered charity 2001, and works in partnership with other arts and cultural organisations to develop disability arts practice.
DASH’s vision is a society in which Disability Art is recognised as a core and equally valued component within the arts.
DASH is a practical Disability Arts development organisation, which works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with disabled people in partnership with arts and cultural organisations to develop Disability Arts practice.
DASH achieves this by:
Facilitating the exchange of skills and knowledge Creating new work and ways of working Fostering debate and developing best practice Developing audience participation
DASH’s core values
DASH is built upon the principles of equality of opportunity for all sectors of the community, ensuring that Disabled People are able to take their rightful place in the arts and in society.
Our aims are:
To engage with disabled artists and disabled people interested in the arts.
To promote and support disabled people as an arts audience.
To run arts workshops and projects, to undertake research and to deliver training.
To promote and run events that include all members of the community.
To work in partnership with arts organisations and artists, regionally and nationally, incorporating Disability Arts in their programmes.