Artist Development

Artist Development

Nurturing the practice and work of deaf and disabled creatives.

CRIPtic Arts is incredibly excited to announce the re-launch CRIPtic Cultivate: our artist development programmes for 2024. 

Nurturing the practice and work of disabled creatives is integral to us. In 2024 we are running 4 artist development projects, Reach, Launchpad, Breakthrough and Incubate, designed for emerging writers, fresh performers, experienced creatives, and company innovators. Read more about our 2024 artists below.

We hope to reopen our programmes for 2025.


Supporting 5 emerging disabled writers to develop their first full-length solo show with online workshops, peer-facilitated sessions and a writer residential.

Jacqui is a black woman with black waist-length twists, She is wearing a bright orange velvet tracksuit. She is sitting in her powered wheelchair and singing into a microphone with her eyes closed.


A 1 year commission for UK creatives or companies who are ready to break into the mainstream.


A development and staging scheme for 4 UK based performers, supporting creatives/company currently to develop a 20 minute piece to be staged at the Barbican in November 2024. 

A headshot of Dave Young, a white man with short brown hair and a brown beard. Dave looks off to the left. He is outside and there are flowers, grass and trees in the background


Facilitating 4 disabled people through the first year of building an organisation, or converting their solo practice into an organisational one.

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Funded by Arts Council England
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