Engagement Fellowship for Jessica Thom and Matthew Pountney

Year of award: 2016


  • Jessica Thom


  • Matthew Pountney


Project summary

Jessica Thom and Matthew Pountney co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to Jess's experience of living with Tourette's syndrome. They plan to work with centres for disability studies, and run a series of creative exchanges bringing together people with professional, scientific and learned experiences. Their fellowship will inform new collaborative performance and participatory artworks. They hope these will stimulate debate and help to turn assumptions about disability into constructive conversations.