Funders and Networks

Thank you to the support of our partners, they allow us to engage with more people and make our work with disabled artists possible.

DaDaFest Principal Funding Partners

Arts Council England
The national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery.


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Liverpool City Council
Thanks to the City of Liverpool for its financial support.

Project Funders & Partners


Artist Development funders

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation aims to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.



Children in Need
Children in Need is the BBC’s Corporate Charity and provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged.


National Foundation for Youth Music
Music-making is life-changing. Youth Music believes every child should be given the chance to make music.

DaDaFest Ensemble partners

Drake Music

Drake Music is a national arts charity working across the UK. We have bases in Bristol, Manchester and London. We are a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and are also funded through Youth Music.

Live Music Now

LMN works with a very diverse range of people that rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music. It takes very special skills to be able to use music to engage people who face difficulties in communicating, cut off from the joy and pleasures of participating and sharing with others.

Resonate Music Hub

Resonate, Liverpool's Music Hub, funded by Arts Council England, operates as a gateway for Liverpool's young musicians, meaning over 13,000 pupils in Liverpool have regular access to outstanding music opportunities which will impact on their lives and enhance our city.


Memberships and Networks


COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool) is a collective comprising of around 35 arts organisations based in Liverpool.



DaDaFest is an associate member of LARC.


NDACA (The National Disability Arts Collection and archive)
Initiative to bring together a public collection of artworks that celebrate Disability Arts and an archive to hold important information relating to Disability Arts.



DPULO Network
The Strengthening Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations programme aims to ensure DPULOs can provide a strong voice for disabled people by being more sustainable.



Prosper is Creative United's business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries.

LCEP (Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership)

DaDaFest is part of the Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP). This was set up to increase opportunities for children and young people across our region to take part in quality art and cultural experiences. The LCEP has developed where you can search for cultural education resources, activities and experiences for children and young people and find out more about the work of the LCEP.


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