Tu Fewn commissions launched to increase visibility of disability arts 2014 will see more opportunities for disabled artists and art organisations as leading disabled arts development organisation, DAC and DASH launch Tu Fewn, a new development programme which aims to raise the visibility of disability arts.
DASH in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru has three commissions on offer for arts organisations in Wales, enabling them to commission high quality work by disabled artists from across the UK and internationally.
The three commissions available are:
One to a mainstream gallery to select a disabled visual artist to ‘exhibit’
One to a mainstream gallery to select a disabled visual artist as a curator
One to an arts organisation to select a disabled visual artist to be embedded within their work
Each commission will receive £8,500, which will cover both the artist’s fees and any additional marketing needs of the commissioner.
Paula Dower, operations Director at DASH, said: “Tu Fewn is a fantastic opportunity for arts organisations to explore the world of disability arts whilst raising the bar on the work that is produced. “We have high expectations from the programme and are looking forward to revealing the final pieces in autumn later this year.”
Sara Mackay, Operational Director at DAC, said: “Tu Fewn will develop exciting opportunities for Disabled Artists. DAC is confident that this project will leave a permanent legacy, moving towards a future where Disabled artists can take their rightful place within the culture of Wales”.