Concrete Commitments and Inadequate Access (hereafter Inadequate Access) is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The research is being carried out by Sam Brewer, CRIPtic Arts’ Arts and Community Lead, with support from Jamie Hale, Artistic Director. 

It aims to research and develop a consensus and series of cross-sector commitments around the levels of access that should be provided for deaf and disabled audience-members. 

Our fundamental question is ‘at what point do we boycott or campaign against a project which has refused to meet feasible legal and social obligations to deaf and disabled artists and audiences?’
The research recognises that different projects are working with different scales and budgets, and will be surveying audience-members and meeting with organisations and venues to discover what is feasible for venues and organisations of varying scales, and what is unacceptable for consumers.

We will be aiming to create a working group focused on applying of the findings from the research and the data collected. If you are interested in applying to be a part of this working group please e -mail sam@cripticarts.org with a short biography of yourself in a format that best suits you (i.e. audio message, text, BSL video etc). 

Take Part

Inadequate Access is currently gathering the experiences and opinions of deaf and disabled people accessing the arts in the UK, and our survey can be found here. If you are a Deaf and/or disabled person accessing the arts in the UK we would love to hear from you!

The survey is also available in Easy Read format. To complete the Easy Read survey, download and complete the interactive pdf below and email it to caitlin@cripticarts.org.

If you would like help completing the survey, please email caitlin@cripticarts.org. If you would like more information about the research, please email sam@cripticarts.org.

If you are able to, please also share the survey with anyone else who might be interested in participating in the research.

Privacy Policy

When you participate in one of our research projects, you will be asked to consent to us collecting the responses you provide (either through completing surveys or taking part in interviews and/or workshops). These responses will be stored securely in accordance with CRIPtic Arts’ wider Privacy Policy as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The conditions on which we will use your data will be explained in information sheets/pages specific to individual research projects that are given to you before you participate. There will always be the option of anonymity in any public reports, presentations or resources that are created from the results. Alongside your responses, we will retain a record of your consent to participate. We may also collect and retain your contact details (full name and email address) for the purposes of communicating with you during research projects – but this information will be stored separately from any responses.

About the Partners

About Samuel Brewer
Samuel Brewer is the Arts and Communities lead for CRIPtic Arts for this project. Originally from an activist background, since moving to the UK Sam has been able to merge his practises together. Sam is also an actor, theatre maker, facilitator and co-founder of theatre company FlawBored.  In 2021 FlawBored won the LET X Greenwich Theatre award for their debut show It’s a motherf***ing pleasure.