DASH – Disability Arts in Shropshire

Website: www.dasharts.org

Email: info@dasharts.org
Telephone: 01743 272939/271676
Minicom: 07807 615531
Contact: Mike Layward (Artistic Director), Paul Darke (Visual Arts Manager), Paula Dower (General Manager)
Address: The Hive, 5 Belmont Shrewsbury SY1 1TE

DASH is a practical Disability Arts development organisation, which works across the West Midlands and the Welsh Borders, with Disabled and Deaf people. DASH is a registered charity and a registered company. It is supported by Arts Council England, Advantage West Midlands, Shropshire Council and the Shropshire Access Partnership.

DASH works in partnership with arts and cultural organisations to develop Disability Arts practice. Outside IN is our new three year arts development programme, working in partnership with three galleries in the West Midlands and Welsh Borders.

DASH is based at Hartley Business Centre where we have 150 square metres of accessible meeting room, workshop and artspace. There is ground level access with plenty of parking. If you are looking for a place to meet, work or play rates start at £7.50 per hour. Whether you are an artist, organisation, club or individual the space is open for you.


  • to promote and support 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

DASH’s work breaks down into four areas:

  • Visual and Digital arts
  • Performing arts
  • Information and Advice
  • Audience Development

Disability Access Statement

DASH works with the Social Model of Disability, DASh believes and practices in equality of opportunity for everyone.

Follow us on Facebook Dash Arts and Twitter @DASH_ARTS 

Charity Registration Number 1090677

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