AA2A Scheme open to new applicants

The Artists Access to Art Colleges scheme is accepting applications to over 50 colleges for October 2018 to April 2019. DASH is an AA2A Disability Champion.


The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering over 50 placements, giving artists and designer-makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists

  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2018 and April 2019
  • AA2A's Support Fund, primarily for artists on low income provides expenses up to £350
  • Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2018
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2016 to 2017 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one years professional practice
  • Only MA /PhD students can apply in the same year they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support
  • Applicants will be asked to suggest ways that students can benefit from their presence
  • AA2A particularly welcomes applications from artists with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates


For a full list of participating Universities please visit the AA2A website here.

The closing date for applications at most institutions is 21 September, but please check with each individual organisation.

Disabled Artists

AA2A works with 'Disability Champions' (Shape, DASH, the ArtHouse and Accentuate) to promote the project.  If you have any difficulties during the application process which we cannot deal with, or need extra advice or support, you can contact the AA2A national team directly (aa2aproject@icloud.com) or contact them through the 'Disability Champions' https://aa2a.org/resources/champions

Be part of the DASH team

Marketing Manager - maternity cover


Marketing Manager

Temporary, part-time, fixed term contract, maternity cover.

2 days per week £10,920 - (equivalent £27,300 pro rata)

Who we are:

DASH - cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists. 

DASH is a unique disability led arts organisation, that focuses on the visual arts.  In 2018 DASH successfully applied for an uplift in funding as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.  We have great plans and ambitious dreams for a small organisation, the core of our work is creating accessible opportunities and programmes of work for Disabled Artists by working in partnership with cultural organisations locally and nationally.

DASH needs an enthusiastic and committed marketing guru to develop and implement our audience marketing and audience strategy.


  • Experience of working for funded organisations
  • Experience of developing audiences in the visual arts
  • Experience of working in partnership with cultural organisations
  • Experience of databases
  • Knowledge of GDPR


  • The ability to work as part of a small team and work independently
  • Ability to juggle creatively
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be awesome in Adobe Creative Suite

Deadline for Applications is noon on Friday 7th September

Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 14th September

Interviews will be held on 21st September

Please apply in writing (maximum 1 side A4 12pt type) along with your curriculum vitae.

Email paula@dasharts.org or post to:

Paula Dower

Operations Director

5 Belmont



Trainee Programme Assistant opportunity at New Art Gallery Walsall

New Art Gallery Walsall are seeking a disabled Trainee Programme Assistant to undertake a 9-month part-time placement at the venue.


DASH are spreading the word about this fantastic part-time 9-month opportunity to work at The New Art Gallery Walsall within their supportive programming team. 

This is a paid part-time placement for a disabled person and NAGW are looking for someone with a genuine interest in art. The post and working pattern can be tailored to the interests, abilities, needs and wider commitments of the individual.

Perhaps you know artists or someone who may be volunteering in an arts organisation presently or studio holders who might be interested? The last person recruited was an artist and they picked up so many skills, developing in confidence and overcoming many of their own perceived barriers.

Please click the link below for further details:


Job Opportunities

Available with Candoco Dance Company...


Candoco is privileged to have been awarded an annual increase in investment by Arts Council England as part of our 2018-22 funding as a National Portfolio Organisation.

This will allow the company to contribute further to the Creative Case for Diversity and develop progression routes for disabled dancers with a comprehensive programme of training and artistic development. 

As such as we are currently recruiting for an Assistant Producer (Learning) and an Administrator.

Full details on both roles can be found via: http://candoco.co.uk/about-us/vacancies 

Access Dance Worker

Deaf street dancer Billy Read requires an Access Dance Worker for his new show!


Please circulate this exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in the making of an exciting new dance show funded by Unlimited International.

Access Dance Worker:

Deaf street dancer Billy Read requires an Access Dance Worker for his new show, 'Somebody's Watching Me'. You will support the transformation of Billy Read's narrative concept into dance and international sign language during his  "Research and Development"  period based at mac, Birmingham; funded by Unlimited International R & D award.

Your role: you will support Deaf Dancer Billy Read to take notes of all the choreography, takes notes of artistic meetings, video record key moments of dance.

We expect interested applicants to have:

  • Basic knowledge of British Sign Language 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Dance
  • Ability to provide summaries of artistic meetings

You should be available to work during Research and Development Period.

20th - 23rd June 2017 - 11th - 14th July 2017 and 2nd - 6th September 2017.

£720 Fee for 12 days work plus preliminary meeting (20th June) - subsistence on top. This role would suit a person who has recently studied dance.

We welcome applications from Deaf and Disabled people with an interest in the Arts.

Closing date: 5th June 2017.

Interviews by Skype on 10th June 2017.

Contact: Alan McLean - Deaf Explorer - deafexplorer@gmail.com

Deaf explorer | Organising exciting events in art spaces, supporting Deaf creatives

MOBILE/TEXT: 07982 237163

R&D Concept: 'Somebody's Watching Me.'

'Somebody's Watching Me' is a cutting edge digital dance show. Dance will be challenged by fusing the highly expressive dance style of Hip Hop with sign language and Deaf culture's own Visual Vernacular. It's a narrative that will appeal to young people that's set in a dystopian future, where social justice has gone and tyranny prevails; Deaf people/sign language users are under surveillance. Unable to 'whisper' the two protagonists Billy Read and Ariel Fung will use their dance skills to create a visual vocabulary to lead a rebellion amongst young Deaf street dancers. 'Somebody's Watching Me' will explore the theme of surveillance; we all live life under a lens and cameras follow our every move. This affects the Deaf sign language using community. It's a powerful metaphor, revealing the omnipresence of surveillance in the information age. 

Senior Producer role

Do you want to become IBT's next Senior Producer?


We're seeking a dynamic Producer with the vision and skills to develop and deliver our varied artistic programmes.

Working with exceptional artists and partners you'll become part of our dedicated and innovative team to create unusual experiences of the highest quality.

Please share this with anyone you think might want to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday 2nd June, 5pm.

Click here to apply and to find out more.

Creative Technologist

Job opportunity for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist...


Rural Media is currently recruiting for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist.

Visit https://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/about/work-us for further information about this exciting opportunioty.

The deadline to apply is May 8th - please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

Vacancies at Celf o Gwmpas

Celf o Gwmpas is looking for two new people to fill exciting roles...


... and join our busy team at our base in Llandrindod Wells!

Development Officer 
21 hours per week 

The post will be a part-time fixed term contract for a period of 24 months, starting early in 2017.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to manage our 'Reaching Out, Drawing In' programme and focus on the research and development of longer term strategies for working in the Arts and Health sector and identify appropriate funding streams to support any new work.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to build and maintain partnerships and have experience of working within the Arts and Health sector.  He or she is expected to show a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and to the aims and objectives of Celf o Gwmpas.

The role will involve liaison with a range of venues, organisations and individuals in the arts and health sectors. The project will be delivered through a programme of outreach work, workshop sessions, exhibitions and residencies.

The rate of pay for the work is £12.33 per hour (actual salary per annum £13,464.36).

For the job description and further information, visit our website.  To apply please complete and return the application form found at: www.celfogwmpas.org

Submit your completed application form to: kayte.phillips@celfogwmpas.org

If you require your application in a different format, please call the office on 01597 822777. Welsh translations available on request.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th February 2017 at 1pm. Interviews are to be held on Friday 10th March 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. If you do not hear from us by 10th March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Board of Trustees
We are currently looking to appoint a new member to the Board of Trustees. Celf o Gwmpas creates projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, developing artistic practice and supporting social inclusion.
Celf o Gwmpas has a strong commitment to inclusion, participation and diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who will bring additional diversity to the board, and will complement the skill set of existing trustees.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate strengths in working within the arts (music, literary or visual) and have excellent communication skills.
All candidates will need to be willing to work at a strategic level as a non-executive.  Celf expects all trustees to support the organisation, staff and other board members.
To apply, please submit a CV and personal statement to: kayte.phillips@celfogwmpas.org, or telephone 01597 822777 for further information. 

Job opportunity - marketing

Live and Local are seeking a Marketing Assistant...


Marketing Assistant:

£17,841 (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

The Marketing Assistant will support the Marketing & Communications Manager in all aspects of marketing and communications, including print production and distribution, PR and press and digital media.

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and numeracy abilities and an interest in the arts. Some experience of working within an office based, team environment and of publicity and/or promotional practices and of social media for marketing/communications is essential; within an arts context is desirable.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 19th December 2016

Interviews: Thursday 12th January 2017

Starting:  w/c 13th February 2017

Application: Via application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Assistant Administrator Vacancy

Live & Local are seeking a full time Assistant Administrator...


Assistant Administrator:

£18,376 (Full time/ 35hours per week/ flexitime).

Live & Local are seeking a full time Assistant Administrator who will undertake administrative tasks in relation to running the office and supporting shows, events and projects. They will also be responsible for bookkeeping. 

You should be an efficient and enthusiastic worker with good organisational, communication and computer skills, with good written English and numeracy abilities. Previous office administration experience and enthusiasm for the arts is essential.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 5th December 2016

Interviews: Thursday 15th December 2016

Starting: w/c 16th January 2017

Application: Via online application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk