We have come to the end of another successful year at CRIPtic. Over the past year, we’ve focused on deeper public engagement. This included running a wide range of creative workshops, exploring everything from Creative Access with Julie McNamara to Advanced Directing with Lilac Yosipon. We’ve curated six fabulous salons by, and for deaf and disabled writers, and have put on two performance showcases – in Lewisham and at HOME Manchester. Our Incubate programme supported and developed four emerging deaf and disabled-led arts organisations, looking at the future of disability arts.
We also carried out two R&Ds, for Crip Monologues and NOT DYING, did a wide range of access advice and consultancy, and won awards including being one of the 25 most influential disabled-led community organisations, with the Shaw Trust.
More importantly, we’ve reached out, grown, and moved forward – learning a lot about access, capacity, and how we operate. That growth is evident in the work we put on – and the fact that we’ve just recruited someone to one role, and are advertising for two more – Assistant Producer and Marketing Officer
Our 2022 was full of delight, success, and also hard work, and we’re very excited about moving into 2023 – where there’s some important news that will be dropping in the New Year…
On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone who has worked with us – Caitlin – the Lead Producer, all the facilitators, performers, interpreters, and other access providers. However, most of all I want to thank everyone who has attended contributed, participated, and networked. Next year will be bigger than ever – and we couldn’t have done it without you.