DaDaFest uses the arts to educate, challenge attitudes and remove the barriers that restrict life choices for disabled people to live independently and equally in society.
DaDaFest believes that disabled and d/Deaf people are socially, economically and culturally disadvantaged and discriminated against. The arts provide a platform that can be used to challenge the prevalent negative perceptions of disabled people, highlight inequalities and promote socially just alternatives.
Our mission is to inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts. Through stimulating and supporting excellent disability and Deaf arts from a wide variety of cultural perspectives we promote and improve the social understanding of disability.
DaDaFest is disability led and focused to reflect the lived experience of disability. We work to the social model of disability - we believe that it is systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or inadvertently) that are the main contributory factors in disabling people.
DaDaFest Registered charity number 1014390