If you are under 30 years of age, looking to develop your creative skills and you identify as a disabled* or D/deaf person, we can help you to achieve your goals.
It doesn’t matter if you are a poet or a painter, a musician or a multi-media artist, or anything in between.
We tailor our support to suit your needs and interests and it all takes place in a supportive environment.
We can provide:
- Development Grants
- Showcase opportunities
“The DaDaFest grant allowed me to develop my skills in a range of writing techniques, helping towards my aim of being a multi-media writer and artist. It also improved my confidence as someone who can express herself through creativity.” Sarah
Contact the Artist Development team to register [email protected]
For more information please go here
*A person who is disabled, D/deaf and / or living with a long term condition or illness
December 3rd 2018
11am – 1pm
Free Event but booking needed
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BX, UK
Celebrate International Day of Disabled People 2018 with Disability Arts Online at DaDaFest. Colin Hambrook and Trish Wheatley from Disability Arts Online host a panel discussion and invite the audience to respond to a recent provocation questioning perceptions of the Disability Arts Movement, past, present and future.
Allan Sutherland performs extracts from his new collection of transcription poetry drawn from oral history interviews with disabled artists.
As part of the D4D project, Allan Sutherland is carrying out research through his arts practice to explore the notion of community within disability arts. Linked to this, is Disability Arts Online’s research and reflection on disability, the arts and the impact of funding policy, austerity and digital technology on community.
The session with Vici Wreford-Sinnott and Lisette Auton on the panel will explore the following questions:
1. What does disability arts mean to you? Do you feel part of a disability arts movement now? Have you felt part of a Disability Arts Movement in the past?
2. How has the shift in economic policies and the withdrawal of state support for disabled people affected the creation of disability art? Have the barriers faced by disabled people changed? How do we see those changes played out through our art?
3. What impact has the internet had on the disability sector? How has the shift from disabled people coming together in the communal space to communicate in the digital space affected our disabled identity?
Darren Henley chief executive of Arts Council England will open the event with a short presentation on how the Arts Council intends to support the future development of disabled artists.
This event is part of the D4D project, funded by the AHRC’s Connected Communities research programme.
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Past, Present and Possibilities
On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September we will be helping our host organisation, the Bluecoat, celebrate their tercentenary with a two-day programme of events. The events will explore Bluecoat’s history with disability arts, revisit past exhibitions and bring the story up to date with one of DaDaFest’s legendary cabarets, talks, workshops and a series of mini performance interventions around the building.
There’s more information about the days here:
and to book onto the various workshops go here:
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Call out for Disability & Deaf Artists – DaDaFest
We would like to increase our contact base of disability and Deaf artists and also artists who wish to work within the disability and Deaf arts sector. We strongly believe in the ‘lived experience‘ of disability as a strong foundation upon which to create work, and we also adhere to the fact that disability is a human issue that will one day affect us all – so we welcome anyone interested in exploring this.
We welcome all artists from across all art forms. If you’d like to submit your details, please contact Ruth Gould via [email protected], or Rebecca Andrews [PA] via [email protected]/ 0151 707 1733 with details of your arts background, interests and experiences; a CV will suffice. We will keep your details on record confidentially. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch.
The Bluecoat, School Lane
Liverpool, England L1 3BX