CRIPtic Arts launches a year-long programme of arts activities!


Get ready to learn and connect with CRIPtic Arts now that the first season of their Connect through Creativity 2023 events has officially launched.

Get ready to learn and connect with CRIPtic Arts now that the first season of their Connect through Creativity 2023 events has officially launched.

Digital banner reading 'connect through creativity' against a black background with cartoon blades of green and purple grass. In the corner are logos for CRIPtic Arts and Scope. To the right there is a picture of Jamie Hale, a white person with red hair and a red beard and vibrant pink and orange eyeshadow.

What is Connect through Creativity?

Supported by Scope and Arts Council England, Connect through Creativity (CTC)  is a wide-reaching programme creating connections and communities through providing educational and career-development opportunities for all deaf and disabled individuals interested in the arts, no matter where they’re at in their creative journey.

CRIPtic Arts’ Artistic Director, Jamie Hale, says of the CTC initiative “deaf and disabled people deserve the opportunity to nurture their creativity, build skills and networks, and become part of a wider artistic community, no matter how much experience they have. With the world ‘returning to normal’ and events that were accessible online moving back to in-person, we are delighted to be running an access-centered programme reaching everyone in their own homes”.

An array of CTC event-types are available to book from March onwards as part of the programme’s Spring Season. These fall under 4 strands comprising workshops, mentoring and more, all free, online and with a range of accessibility provisions including BSL interpretation where required.

Spring events

First up, Caitlin Magnall-Kearns will be kicking off 2023’s spring season Workshops strand with a comprehensive introduction to script writing for the stage on Tuesday 14 March at 6:30pm. Throughout spring there will then be more opportunities to hear from Magnall-Kearns on topics including screen and radio. Book here.

Also launched and currently available to book are Networking Sessions; an open and inclusive space for deaf and disabled creatives and people working in the arts to engage in discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking. These will run every other month and generate thought-provoking discussions on working in creative industries. Join CRIPtic Arts for the first in 2023’s spring season Networking Sessions on 20 March at 6.30pm. Book here.

For those interested in more tailored support, 1:1 Advice Sessions offer another avenue to explore your creativity and career development. A limited number are bookable throughout the next year and consist of a 15 minute chat with CRIPtic Arts’ Artistic Director, Jamie Hale. Book here.

Still to come in spring 2023 is the launch of CTC’s final event-strand, Writers’ Salons, which CRIPtic Arts will be making available very shortly. This year will be an exciting combination of workshops, readings, and open mics delivered with industry-leading creatives.

To explore all events on the Connect Through Creativity programme, visit the CRIPtic Arts website’s Events section.