CRIPtic Access is our bold plan to make the creative world more accessible. We have a team of experienced access practitioners with backgrounds in everything from the built environment to theatre and facilitation. CRIPtic offers an access advisory service across the arts – and further afield, to help ensure d/Deaf and disabled people can access the arts. 

Whether you’re a solo singer or an established art gallery, we want to work with you. Let’s explore how to make your work more accessible to d/Deaf and disabled people.

Access Advisory Service

We provide everything from root-and-branch ‘access the arts’ audits of large organisations, to creative work building access into your art. Whether you need a sensitivity read, or support on making your art accessible, we’re here to work with you. If you want to know more, reach out on hello@cripticarts.org.

The funds we raise through our paid access advisory services go directly back into our community programmes. This allows us to give free and low-cost advice to people and organisations who can’t afford it. If this is you, then please get in touch. This service is (unfortunately) limited, and is operated by waiting list – we are all d/Deaf and disabled and need to make a living and keep CRIPtic afloat.

Making Your Art Accessible

Through our making your art accessible programme, we can also help individuals and groups currently undertaking Arts Council England applications. The Creative Case for Diversity looks for and rewards organisations that prioritise accessibility in their application – but if you’re not used to access, you might not know what’s required. Luckily, we can help you work that out, and make your application as good and accessible as possible. We have some capacity to take on unpaid work supporting smaller organisations with this. If that’s you, let us know.

Funding Application Access Support

If you are d/Deaf and/or disabled and need help with your Arts Council England application, we offer assistance and expertise. We are also able to assist with applications to other funding bodies. They will often agree to pay your access costs to make the application – and that’s where we can help.

To learn more about what we offer to individuals and organisations, please email hello@cripticarts.org.