Disability Arts Network (DAN)

Artlink organises The Disability Arts Network (DAN), a forum for individuals, organisations, groups, artists, audiences and participants in Hull and the wider region that are interested in the art, culture and disability. We join forces to improve access to the arts, raise equality and diversity in our region.

Join us every two months at the forum.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th May from 1 – 3pm at Artlink.

  • Dementia Champion will be leading a training session for 45 minutes at the beginning of the session.

The March session was led by Emily Clixby of Gig Buddies who did a session on Learning Disability Awareness. The sessions are to be rolled out to the public, and for this reason we are not including detailed minutes. If you missed this session and would like to have the training you can email emily.clixby@mencap.org.uk. You can find out more about gig buddies here: https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-mencap/gig-buddies

Dates for 2020 meetings are: 12th May, 14th July, 8th Sept and 10th Nov.

Book your place here

Join the Disability Arts Network Facebook group here.

You can sign up to the Disability Arts Network mailing list here.


Disability Arts Network encourages art organisations in Hull and wider region to unify symbolism they use for the accessibility. To download them click accessible symbols

If you’re unable to book a place through Eventbrite, or more for information on the Disability Arts Network email: magdalena.moses@artlinkhull.co.uk or phone 01482345104


Useful resources and links
Can Everybody See It – Pyramid of Arts
Shape Arts Accessible Curating
National Register of Access Consultants
Engaging Disabled Audiences – A Remix Zine
Elephant in the Room Access Guide
UKAAF creating clear print and large print documents
National Register of Communication Professionals
What is the Creative Case for Diversity?
Creative Case North

You can download the Disability Arts Network Terms of Reference here.

If you would like to be included or suggest a resource or link to be added, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks To Our Main Funders

Arts Council Hull City Council