Welcome to Disability Arts in Surrey
DAiSY is an umbrella organisation which promotes and celebrates the works of D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists and disability arts organisations in Surrey.
As an organisation, we strive to develop the South East as the lead region in the UK for disability and d/Deaf cultural activity, making Surrey a welcoming and accessible place for all artists to practice.
DAiSY-Chain is DAiSY’s new artist network. It is for artists across the South East who identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, and provides a supportive network to link artists from across the county together.
Sign up for free as a member artist to access events, training, workshops, mentoring and support.
We offer Emerging Artist commissions for artists who are based in Surrey. The programme supports artists to develop their practice by offering mentoring from industry professionals and fostering connections with our cultural partners across the county.
Community Arts Projects
DAiSY works with its members and cultural partners on a range of community arts projects. They happen in different locations around the county, and usually focus on a theme.
Supporting Members and Partners
DAiSY works with its members and partners to make Surrey a welcoming place for all artists to practice. We offer workshops, advocate for access and inclusion and offer advice and support.
DAiSY Participant, Dance Workshop Day
‘I liked introducing myself to new people who have similar interests to me’.
‘On behalf of the participants and staff of Artventure Trust, we would like to thank you and your team for your support throughout last year. The art material packages you sent to our clients enabled them to do art while they were at home during lockdown’
DAiSY participant, DAiSY:ReGrowth Project
‘The group’s been really helpful and encouraging. It’s therapeutic, a great way of connecting with people and an important creative outlet. I love how everyone’s included and has a chance to speak and share their work’
Recent Blog Articles
We're thrilled to announce our first DAiSY~Chain exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery from 3rd June – 1st July 2024! Who can apply?This opportunity is only available to signed-up DAiSY~Chain artists, so eligible artists must sign up as DAiSY~Chain artists first. Click...
Part 1: Thinking Before Shooting - Drucilla Burrell's Residency at Watts GalleryIn Part One of Drucilla Burrell's blog series, Drucilla takes us behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the earlier part of her recent time as Artist in Residence with Watts...
Artwork: In the Margins by Jon Adams (2023) About In the Margins In the Margins is a DAiSY project in collaboration with lead artist Jon Adams and local disability arts groups; Art Matters, Bloomin’ Arts and The Orpheus Centre. The artworks created as part of this...