DAN, Disabled Artists' Network


Welcome to the Disabled Artists' Network (DAN). The emphasis of the project is to inspire people to try some form of creativity as a way of coping with the various difficulties we face in life, particularly mental health issues and physical disabilities. We also welcome non-disabled artists to exhibit with us, providing they can evidence how creativity generates a sense of well-being in their statements.

As a digital gallery we can exhibit just about anything that you create. We also have screens allocated to displaying small animations and videos. All you need to do is take high resolution images of your creations. Animations and videos need a minimum resolution of 1080P as they'll be displayed on Samsung 43 inch screens. We exhibit arts and crafts, as well as sculptures etc.

By going digital we have made it possible for people with more severe disabilities to exhibit with us. We have made exhibiting affordable for artists of all ages (no more framing art, paying commissions to galleries etc) and we have made it easier for artists from the international arts community to engage with us without having to worry about sending their art to our gallery as applications are handled via email ... the additional benefit of this has been a wonderful exchange of culture and history through the artists sharing their own stories in their statements.

Whatever your age, which ever medium you use, you are welcome to exhibit with us - just read the application pack carefully and submit your show as per the instructions.

Our main exhibition venue is Tesco Bulwell Extra, Nottingham NG6 8EQ. Our art is also displayed on www.wolf-photography.com. The venue opening times are Monday to Saturday 06:00 - 23:00, Sunday 10:30 - 17:00.

We have been running exhibitions since 2016. This is how our exhibition venue looks now. Our exhibitions are free for contributors and visitors. Our youngest exhibitor was 5 years old and the oldest 86. There are no restrictions on age. The only restriction we have on content is erotica or adult content which isn't permitted as we have young visitors too. Young and vulnerable people coming into the Community Room on our Friday night sessions must be accompanied by a carer.

Click here if you would like to exhibit with us; please always refresh the link before applying in case the page has been updated.

We'd like to say a BIG thank you to everyone that has donated their time, funds and resources to help with our conversion to a digital exhibition gallery.

Full guidance about the application process is included in the application document. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions - click 'Apply' in the menu on the left above to access the document.

Villayat 'Wolf' Sunkmanitu
Disabled Artists' Network