We established the DaDaAwards to create a way of acknowledging the work created by Deaf and Disabled artists.  They are currently held every year as part of DaDaFest and awards presented at a prestigious and glamorous evening dinner event.  The Awards are made to acknowledge and also to enable the recipient to develop their art activity. The recipients receive a limited edition award, plus a prize up to the equivalent of £500 as a professional development package.  There awards follow two stages: firstly people are invited to submit applications for artists, groups or companies in one of the categories created by DaDa Disabiity & Deaf Arts and sponsors.  Secondly, these are then short-listed by an independent panel to just 4 nominees in each category.

Artists do not have to have taken part in DaDaFest to be nominated for an Award.

The DaDaAward winners of 2009 are:

Newcomer Award sponsored by Breakthrough UK:

Carrie Beckwith

Community Group/Event Award sponsored by Northwest Regional Development Agency:

Heavy Load

Watch their video here!

Writers Award sponsored by The Mersey Partnership and ITV Productions:

Julie McNamara

Arts Award sponsored by Culture Liverpool:

Rachel Gadsden

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by National Museums Liverpool:

Nabil Shaban


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