Since 1994, Cryptic has programmed 2,000+ artists whose work has been experienced by over 1.2 million people in 32 countries.

Image credit: Siyao Li

This year we celebrate 30 years of creating pioneering work, presenting and promoting the most dynamic talents of today and tomorrow.

From our first international tour to Hungary and the Czech Republic in 1995 with the British Council to current collaborations with Egypt, Ukraine, Vietnam and France, we have reached more communities and made a bigger impact than ever before.

To date, Angels’ donations have enabled new collaborations, commissions, residencies and no end of installations and performances at home.  However, today, we need your help more than ever, and with your support, we can provide new adventures and collaborations for the talent of tomorrow.

What we have achieved so far could not have happened without all our supporters. Cryptic Angels make a huge difference to the to the artists that we work. You can support and join them on their creative journeys from as little as £60 per year, £5 each month or a one off donation.

30th Anniversary Donors:

Bob Downes

John and Pat Lawson Graham

Eileen and Peter Jacobs

Ian Smith

Ruth Wishart


As an Angel, there are three different ways you can share in our story…


Martin and Jan Butterfield

April Chamberlain


Christopher Glasgow

Dame Seona Reid

Gina Wilson


Cathie Boyd

Eunice Crook

Colin Hicks

Alan Orr

Douglas Scott (DW)

Steven Spier


Karen Anderson

Paul Climie

Bjorn Heile

Mary Macleod