A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright green background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Workload Management

CRIPtic 2021 Lessons Learned: Workload Management

As part of the process of assessing quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from our 2021 development programme and showcase. This allows us to reflect on our experiences, our achievements, identify areas for growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a mustard yellow background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Access

CRIPtic Learning – Access Needs

To assess the quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from CRIPtic 2021. We want to reflect on our experiences and what we’ve achieved, identify areas for our own growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects carrying out similar plans. Out…

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…
An empty chair

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…
Poster for Incubate

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…

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…
Lata Nobes

Introducing Lata Nobes – Associate Director

What made you want to be an artist / performer? I was first interested in performance through music. I think I was listening to Beethoven before I could tie my shoelaces. I found music to be something that transcended the day to day, and lifted me out of anxiety and stress – something which I…
BBC Front Row logo, a dark rectangle with coloured spots, a tall building and the words "Front Row"

Front Row: Theatres re-opening & online work

Last week, I (Jamie) was on Front Row. This was to discuss the reopening of theatres and who that leaves behind. There, I was able to emphasise that the closing down of opportunities for people to see shows online was going to affect far more than just disabled people. It’s pretty gutting to slowly see…