Multidisciplinary creative practitioner, cultural leader, and research & policy analyst.

One of the 100 most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom (Shaw Trust 2021, 2022)

Not just equality, diversity and inclusion, but autonomy, justice and equity

Bathed in purple light, Jamie Hale lies on their back on the floor in a manual wheelchair, a hospital blanket over their legs, to illustrate their workshops and performances

Policy, Research and Management Consultancy

I offer disability and general equality, diversity and inclusion training. I have experience across medical, charitable, arts, local government, campaign, and higher education sectors, as well as access consultancy. My approach is positive, constructive, and change-centric.

I have experience in research-based training, and in full process and organisational access assessments designed to ensure that you are offering your staff, members, and service users an accessible and inclusive space, as well as in management consultancy, mentoring, and coaching for disabled employees.

Creative Portfolio and Current Artistic Work

I am an experienced performer on stages from the Pit at the Barbican to Theatre Royal Stratford East. I am available for theatre and poetry performances.

My work has been commissioned for a range of audiences, venues, and projects. I am currently further developing NOT DYING and have that available for readings, screenings and tours.

I am also confident in undertaking media work, with appearances from Sky News to Front Row.

Creative Development and Mentoring

My multidisciplinary creative practice and training expertise support my work in creative access for individuals and organisations, as well as that with other deaf and disabled creatives.

I offer creative access consultancy for art projects across most disciplines, focusing on audience, participant and employee access.

I also offer custom creative and career-focused workshops for freelancers, and 1:1 work, including creative mentoring, editing, and sensitivity reading. I work with writers both for one-off reads and edits, and in an ongoing manner.

about jamie

Jamie Hale is a queer / crip artist, curator, poet, writer, screenwriter, playwright, actor, facilitator, trainer and director, policy analyst and CEO. This is otherwise known as ‘busy’, ‘interdisciplinary’, or ‘indecisive’.

They create poetry, comedy, scriptwriting, and drama for page, stage, and screen. In Feb 2021, they won the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Award in Directing/Theatre-Making for their solo show, NOT DYING. They have since performed it across the UK and screened it internationally. Verve Poetry Press published their first poetry pamphlet, Shield, in Jan 2021. They have an original screenplay in development with Channel 4.

Hannah Gadsby described NOT DYING as “fantastic”. Jack Thorne called them “an extraordinary voice”. The Jerwood Foundation named their 2021-2022 fellows, including Jamie, as the “leading lights of British poetry”. In 2021 and 2022, the Shaw Trust listed them as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

Jamie also founded CRIPtic Arts. CRIPtic is an award-winning organisation committed to developing and programming work by deaf and disabled people. We achieve this through showcasing work, building creative networks, and using research and training to change access in the arts sector.

Policy research, development and analysis are also central to Jamie’s work. They are CEO at Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance – a disabled people’s user-led organisation. Jamie also chairs Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission. Here, they conduct original research into the experiences of deaf and disabled people in the borough, and reporting on these to effect change within the Council.

To get in touch with Jamie, please contact them directly. You can also reach them via agents Andrew Roach of Andrew Roach Talent (performance) and Andy Townsend of The Galton Agency (screenwriting).