DARE (Disability Arts: Redefining Empowerment) is a three-year project aimed at building understanding and confidence amongst the disability and the arts sector in Bangladesh and is aimed to dispel the social stigma associated with disability, and build an accessible bridge between arts, disability and society. The project is focused to develop the capacity of artists and persons with disability through a series of training and capacity development programs in Bangladesh in partnership with UK artists and arts organisations.
British Council Bangladesh has launched its project DARE (Disability Arts: Redefining Empowerment) in partnership with Dhaka Theatre in the end of 2019. The launching event on December, titled Inclusive Arts: Exploring Disability Arts in Bangladesh, featured effective dialogue in the discourse, and representatives from different sectors with over a hundred people from government and non-government organisations, corporate entities, and key figures from arts and disability sector.
Eigh theatre workshops in seven divisional cities (Chattogram, Sylhet, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh) in Bangladesh took place where both artists with disabilities and artists from local theatre organisations took part. In these eight workshops, both persons with disabilities and theatre practitioners participated together in order to get a better idea about how to work on disability theatre.