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…

Creative Captioning with Samuel Dore

My first blog for CRIPtic was on audio description and how it can be used as a creative tool; I left feeling energised and inspired to create work which truly integrates audio description, which treats accessibility as a consideration of equal importance to plot, language, and form. I felt similarly after the creative captioning workshop…

3 resources to help you integrate British Sign Language into your performance with David Ellington

It’s one thing providing access; it’s another embedding it into your performance. In the case of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, artists are finding creative ways to integrate sign language into an act, rather than have an interpreter sit awkwardly at the side of the stage. In our latest CRIPtic workshop, Deaf actor David Ellington…

Integrated and Creative Access with Touretteshero

CRIPtic meets Jess Thom: ‘Creativity can be a catalyst for change’ For deaf and disabled creatives working in the arts, it’s easier to produce art which is accessible to ourselves, with access bolted on to the end. Rather than thinking about how our work can be created with British Sign Language (BSL) at the very…

Integrated Audio-Description with Quiplash

I’m a disabled writer working across performance, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Last month, I was invited to attend half the workshops on the CRIPtic programme as a notetaker and blogger, and jumped at the chance – to learn more about access, to develop my craft, and to meet other emerging disabled creatives. The first workshop,…