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CRIPtic is a showcase of d/Deaf and disabled artists which took place at the Barbican Centre in 2019. CRIPtic is back bigger and better than even in 2021. 

We will be offering a training and development programme from March-October for 4 d/Deaf and disabled artists, culminating in a showcase at the Barbican Centre in October. 

During the training and development programme, artists will be paid to attend a monthly mentoring session, and will also be asked to attend monthly workshops led by industry-leading d/Deaf and disabled artists (which will be open to other d/Deaf and disabled artists as well). There will be an online showcase of the work in development in July.

We are currently commissioning 4 artists or small groups (up to 4 people, but smaller groups are more likely to be commissioned) for the programme. In 2019, we had music and poetry (spoken and signed), monologues, comedy, and circus arts – and are interested in things that are new, innovative, and challenging.

We cover all necessary access costs, such as BSL interpreters and captioning.

Applications for CRIPtic 2021 are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email us at