About Dan Daw Creative Projects

Dan Daw Creative Projects (DDCP) is a disabled led company who are leading the way in creating accessible international touring work that blurs the lines between theatre, dance and activism, alongside creating systemic change in institutions and the sector for d/Deaf and disabled artists and audiences through long-term partnerships and residencies.

Based in the UK, Dan Daw Creative Projects have presented their work at British Dance Edition (UK), Swedish Performing Arts Biennale (SWE), Sydney Festival and Rising Festival (AUS), Kampnagel and Sophiensaele (DE), SoHo Playhouse (USA) and Sadler’s Wells and Battersea Arts Centre (UK) amongst others. From 2023 – 2025 the company is in residence at Kampnagel, Hamburg as Agents for Change, exploring what accessibility looks like across a venue, including programming, residencies, audience experience, capital development and human resources. 

 DDCP’s work explores what it means for disabled bodies to occupy, and be unapologetic in, non-disabled spaces. Our mission is to use the arts to provoke change and reclaim space. We use dance, theatre and activism to educate, inspire and advocate for those who’s lived experiences are similar to our own.

In late 2019, Dan began making ‘The Dan Daw Show’ in collaboration with a larger creative team, which premiered in September 2021 and has been touring internationally since presenting at Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Horizon showcase, Sydney World Pride, Melbourne’s Rising Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Battersea Arts Centre, Auawirleben, Radikal Jung, Trafo, Culturgest, Teatro Municipal do Porto and more.

Dan Daw Creative Projects are currently in research and development for their new show EXXY‘ a new large scale work exploring the quarrel between Dan’s ambition to take up space and create the disabled-led work that is currently missing from large stages, and the self-doubt that has been imposed on him as a working-class, disabled artist.