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.
The organisation strives to develop the south east as the lead region in the UK for disability and deaf cultural activity, making Surrey a welcoming and accessible place for all artists to practice.
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
Last year DAiSY had a call-out for commissions for emerging disabled artists to develop their practice. Our commission in partnership with Watts Gallery was awarded to visual artist and animator Sam Barrett, who had the opportunity to spend time in their studio as...
My name is Cherie Brennan and I am a Freelance Dance Artist and Teacher based in Hampshire. I recently had the pleasure of working with three community groups; Halow, Rhythmic Collision and Bloomin Arts to choreograph and create a dance film with Filmmaker Floyd...
On Thursday 27th February 2020 DAiSY groups Bloomin Arts, Dramatize and Orpheus came together at in the Orpheus Centre Barn Theatre for a day of sharing and workshops. The day began with an exhilarating Zumba class run by Dramatize. This was followed by a sharing of...