DASH – MIMA Callout

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art- Callout for Disabled Curator!

MIMA are looking to appoint a curator who identifies as disabled to join us for a year-long funded project.

We are a gallery/ museum based in the centre of Middlesbrough in the Tees Valley that has an art collection, an exhibition programme and a busy programme of activities with the community.

We’re looking for someone to work with us from October 2019 to August 2020. Candidates should think of themselves as a curator who identifies as a disabled person. This project is part of a collaboration between MIMA, DASH, a disability-led visual arts organisation, and Midlands Art Centre (MAC) and supported by Arts Council England.

The curator will work with the collection at MIMA to do research and put together a public project. We are open to any interests and specialisms. The project can take any form: it might be a series of public events, an exhibition, a publication, or something else.

While the curator is here at MIMA they will:

  • learn new skills
  • work up ideas with the support of MIMA’s team
  • develop and deliver a curatorial project at MIMA with our collection
  • Deadline: 26 July 2019
  • For application and more information please go to MIMA’s website
  • Accessible video for callout https://youtu.be/KtQWl41uiPk


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, 
Shropshire SY1 1TE

Tel: 01743 272939
07483 162541

Email: [email protected]



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.”


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 – [email protected]www.dasharts.org



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 [email protected]

hearing loop, BSL, captioning, wheelchair accessible


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 [email protected]

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.


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



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

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

[email protected]     www.dasharts.org