DASH Curatorial Commissions

Wed 3 October 2018

Leading Disability-led visual arts organisation DASH is working together with partners Arnolfini, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern art (MIMA) and Midlands Art Centre (MAC) on a three-year programme of Curatorial Commissions to provide individual residencies for three curators who identify as Disabled.

DASH has been working with galleries and arts centres in England and Wales since 2009 to create opportunities for Disabled artists to exhibit and curate.

The Curatorial Commissions programme aims to influence cultural changes in the visual arts sector to support and encourage inclusive and accessible practice. Its long-term aim is to support the development of Disabled curators, so they can professionally evolve as the directors/curators/programmers of the future.

The programme will be linked with action research as part of DASH’s Cultivation artist development programme investigating accessible processes for Learning Disabled artists and Neurodivergent artists.

The project partners are currently seeking an evaluation professional to work on the evaluation of three Curatorial Commissions 2018 - 2021 - please see further information here at

Image: Noëmi Lakmaier - Disrupted. Noëmi was the artist and curator in residence at MAC in Spring 2015. She presented 'awkward' interventions with disabled artists'.