DASH

Learning and Participation Manager

Closing date: 11 Dec | Shrewsbury | £26K pro rata

We’re looking for someone who has a strong commitment to Disability Art and the Social Model of Disability. You will need a wide knowledge of working in the Visual Arts and experience of working with Disabled Young People. You will be self motivated and a team player. You will have the skills to work strategically with a wide range of partners and people.

For further information please go to: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/learning-and-engagement-manager.html

DASH, 5 Belmont, 
Shrewsbury, 
Shropshire SY1 1TE

Tel: 01743 272939
07483 162541

Email: info@dasharts.org

 

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Audio Description Training

There are still a few places left on the Audio description training course at –

Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff on Wednesday May 10th

9.30am – 5pm

To book go to: http://audiodescriptioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

Cost: £45 plus £3.14 booking fee including lunch

The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”

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Audio Description Training

forweb-DisabledLostchild-1Audio           – sound, especially when recorded, transmitted, or reproduced

Description – a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event

Training       – the action of teaching a person a skill or type of behaviour

For museum, gallery & heritage staff

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wednesday 10th May 9.30am – 5pm

There are 15 available places

Price: £45 per person including lunch

Join DASH and DAC for an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres, specifically in relation to welcoming and supporting blind and partially sighted visitors and artists. We will be focusing on the skills necessary for describing artworks, through practical exercises.

 At the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what it means for people to live with sight loss and describe the barriers they face in relation to cultural and artistic venues
  • Demonstrate with confidence the appropriate etiquette and skills to use in guiding blind and partially sighted people
  • Identify methods by which museum, gallery and heritage buildings can be made more inclusive and accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors
  • Use appropriate approaches to describe images and objects to blind and partially sighted people

The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of:

“An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”

To book please go to – http://audiodescriptioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information contact DASH 01743 272939 – info@dasharts.org – www.dasharts.org

 

DASH

Awkward Bastards II – Absence

AB1122 March- 23 March 2017
Day 1: 10am – 4pm; Day 2: 10.15am – 6pm

Price: £20 – £80; concessions and bursaries available

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Book Tickets

This two-day symposium delivers artist-led workshops, keynote speeches, panel debates, live portrait painting and open mic sessions with internationally renowned artists and academics, focusing on under-representation, exclusion and invisibility.

Join us to consider the ways in which diverse artists and practices have been, are, or could be framed, and consider our collective responsibilities to our pasts and our futures.

Contributors to the symposium include: Frances Morris (Tate Modern) , Tony Heaton (Shape), Mohammed Ali (artist), Rachel Anderson (Idle Women), Julie McNamara (Vital Xposure), Daniel Oliver (artist) Jamila Johnson Small (artist/organiser), Simon Casson (Duckie), Amanda Cachia (curator), Sue Austin (artist), Melanie Keen (Iniva), Nick Llewellyn & Cian Binchy (Access All Areas), David A Bailey (International Curators Forum), Aaron Wright (Fierce Festival), Tanya Raabe-Webber (artist), Helga Henry (Birmingham Hippodrome), Sarah Watson & Rory Baird (Creative Minds), Rachel Gadsden (artist) and Caroline Parker (actor).

Produced in partnership with Arts Council England, LADA and mac Birmingham, Awkward Bastards II: Absence; is a follow up to DASH’s successful 2015 symposium.

For more information contact info@dasharts.org

Access:
hearing loop, BSL, captioning, wheelchair accessible

DASH

The Incorrigibles –
Perspectives on Disability Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries

dash-bookDASH has created a new 84 page, full-colour book that aims to show that Disability arts is alive, well and demands recognition and a place within art history.

Copies of ‘The Incorrigibles’ can be pre-ordered for £10 (+£2.50 p&p) online at: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000KMGH3HBK

Join us to celebrate the publication of the book at one of the upcoming launches:

  • Monday 28th November 2016, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool as part of DADAFest, 6:30pm until 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 6th December 2016, Arts Admin, London, 6:00pm until 7:30pm
  • Thursday 8th December 2016, mac Birmingham, 6:00pm until 7:30pm

These events are free but please RSVP to info@dasharts.org

Please note: for the DADAFest event, you need to book online via: http://www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/event/dash-arts-book-launch/

Tu Fewn

Beyond the Frame Symposium

beyond-the-frameExpanding horizons for extraordinary artists

23rd November 2016

9.30am – 4.45pm

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

A practical symposium bringing together Disabled artists and galleries to learn about the Tu Fewn project, network and shape future projects.

Join leading international Disabled artist Rachel Gadsden and CCQ editor Emma Geliot to discuss the importance of diversity in the arts.

Tu Fewn was the first commissioning programme for Disabled visual artists in mainstream galleries in Wales. Hear from the artists, galleries and partners who shaped the Tu Fewn project.

Artists: Zöe Partington, Aidan Moesby, Gail Howard.

Galleries: Ffotogallery, g39, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre.

Partners: DASH and Disability Arts Cymru.

www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

To book a ticket please contact Wales Millennium Centre on 029 2063 6464

www.wmc.org.uk

Bursaries:

20 ticket and travel bursaries are available (travel up to £25)

For more information and to apply for a bursary contact DASH:  01743 272939

info@dasharts.org     www.dasharts.org

The Tu Fewn commissions

DASHThe biggest news items at DASH this month, is the recent release of the three commissions from our Tu Fewn partners; Ffotogallery, g39 and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

Tu Fewn is one of our newest projects, delivering the opportunity for arts organisations in Wales to commission new high quality work by Disabled visual artists from across the UK and Internationally.

DASH is working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru across the whole of Wales – and the commissions for each partner organisation are outlined below.

  • Ffotogallery – want to commission a Disabled artist to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography in October 2015. The commission is open to UK and international Disabled artists.
  • g39 – is seeking an ambitious disabled artist-curator to contribute to their process of programming. The successful artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a twelve-month period and will be responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.
  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre – are looking to commission a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our ‘Maker to Curator’ programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016. The commission is open to all UK and International disabled makers/artists.

The three commissions can be viewed in more detail and downloaded, via the Tu Fewn page of the DASH website: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/tu-fewn.html