This week at the CRIPtic 1:1s

This week our Artistic Director Jamie Hale hosted the first of the CRIPtic 1:1 bookable slots. We were thrilled to be joined by a fantastic and wide range of creatives, and loved having the opportunity to discuss their ideas and offer advice. Without giving anything away, here are some of Jamie’s reflections on what they…
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The Disablism of Age Barriers in the Arts

At their heart, most age barriers in the arts are disableist. They create barriers that prevent disabled people having equity of access to opportunities. Their assumption that age is representative of life-stage, career-stage, or the point of development someone is at ignores the different experiences of disabled people. Age is sometimes relevant. Sometimes we need…
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ANNOUNCING INCUBATE: for deaf & disabled-led arts organisations

Have you ever thought that there aren’t enough deaf & disabled-led arts organisations? Do you have an idea, or an organisation, that you’re trying to get off the ground? Would you like to be part of a peer-facilitated programme supporting a small group of organisations as they grow and develop? CRIPtic:Incubate is a brand new…
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Podcast

As part of our 2021 programme, CRIPtic Arts did a podcast, featuring a range of artists involved in the project. You can catch them all on Youtube (captioned), or click on someone’s name here: Jamie Hale – Artistic Director Tom Ryalls – Performer – Self-care for the hyperactive anticapitalist (or how to start a revolution)…

CRIPtic 2021 – announcing new artists

At CRIPtic, we’re getting very close to in-person rehearsals starting (Monday 8th). The show opens on the 19th November, so it’s very soon now! We’re delighted to announce that we are adding three new acts to the line-up. Sahera Khan and Gold Maria Akanbi are bringing filmed pieces, and Flawbored are bringing a comedy. So,…

CRIPtic Pit Party, Barbican Stories, & Institutional Racism

CRIPtic Pit Party and Barbican Stories – A statement CRIPtic Pit Party 2021 – a showcase of d/Deaf and disabled artists, is taking place in the Pit at the Barbican in Autumn 2021 – a time when the Barbican is also grappling with institutional racism. My decision to continue to present the work at the…