For deaf and disabled creatives there are endless barriers in producing work. It feels like we’re expected to know everything about access – but we’re not given the chance to build expertise. These funded advice sessions respond to those barriers. We have created them so deaf and disabled creatives can seek free advice, in a positive and constructive space. They exist because we want to be able to make our art. For that to succeed, it’s crucial that we have the chance to learn from one another.
We run these sessions because we’re passionate about supporting deaf and disabled people to build their careers in the arts. Obviously the systemic disadvantage and discrimination we face makes it hard for us to build our skills, knowledge, and experience. We want to change this.
CRIPtic Arts brings a range of expertise to these sessions – from a background in successful funding bids from multiple grant funders to our expertise in creating, producing, and curating accessible work. Not only do we know how to consider audience access, but we’ve also worked extensively on creating accessible ways of working as a team.