About us

Our vision is for ‘Equity and Excellence in the Cultural landscape’.


Our mission is:

  • To empower disabled artists to explore creativity, develop their practice and produce quality art.
  • To push for societal attitude change, driven by our commitment to social justice.
  • To foster and embed inclusive access across all areas of arts and culture.


Our values drive us to take a human centred approach to all our work and strive to be :

  • Radical
  • Empowering
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Ambitious
  • Inventive

DaDa is an award winning and pioneering disability arts organisation based in Liverpool with international reach and impact. Founded in 1984, we were one of the first disability-led arts organisations in the UK and an integral part of the campaign for greater equality and access for disabled artists across the arts sector.

As an organisation we are known widely for DaDaFest, our biennial cross-arts festival which has nurtured and supported many renowned disabled artists from the UK and beyond since its first iteration in 2001.

Now, the organisation wants to continue our pioneering work by reimagining trusted formats, refocusing on our social justice mission, continuing to break down barriers and campaign for change and explore new ways to enable disabled artists to create challenging, entertaining and powerful work. 



DaDa is a member of COoL, a diverse collective of key arts organisations in Liverpool: championing the arts; changing perceptions; creating possibilities.

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