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 deaf and disabled people can access the arts, with free and funded support available. We also offer bespoke arts and policy informed training. 

For deaf and disabled artists

Funding Application Access Support

If you are 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

Support from CRIPtic

In 2022, our Arts Council England funded programme is allowing us to offer free bookable 1:1 sessions and regular public drop-ins for deaf and disabled people in the arts – so if you’re deaf and/or disabled and don’t know where to start, why not come along to one of those? We also have a wide range of creative workshops and sessions, so check those out.

For audience access

Starting To Make Your Art Accessible

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. Contact us on to discuss this further

Audience Access Advice

You’ve got a show ready, and you’ve realised it’s not accessible? CRIPtic can come in at any part of the show development process and support you with discussing requirements, commissioning access providers and integrating access into your show.

For institutions

Free services

Our Research, Resources, Revolution arm

Paid services

Speakers and Training

CRIPtic Arts is able to provide speakers for conferences, dinners, and other industry events, exploring the barriers disabled people face, and the changes required. We are also able to provide support and training around working with deaf and disabled people in the arts, and especially in performance.

Training and development

We provide everything from root-and-branch ‘access the arts’ audits of large organisations, to creative work building access into your art or support with reaching marginalised creatives. If you want to know more, reach out on to discuss how we can support your organisation.

Do you want support we’ve not discussed here? If you need anything, please contact us on

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 deaf and disabled and need to make a living and keep CRIPtic afloat.