New Fellowship access fund for neurodiverse practitioners

We are delighted to receive support from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop our Fellowship programme over the next three years. Esmee Fairbairn have awarded BOM a grant of £179,088 over three years, which will provide new Fellowship support including access funds for neurodiverse practitioners. The BOM Fellows are a community of exciting creative practitioners working across art, technology and science, who help us achieve our mission. They have a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to practice as well as a commitment to social impact and research excellence at the intersection of art, technology and science.

Fellows work with BOM for a minimum of 12 months with access to an Incubator Programme of mentoring and creative development support, access to space, networks, peers, legal, professional and business expertise and a range of creative opportunities. On top of this, Fellows with access needs will receive specialist support tailored to their needs, in collaboration with our partners at WebWorks and Dash Arts.

Karen Newman, BOM’s Director says: “This new support from Esmee Fairbairn will enable us to properly cater for the needs of neurodiverse practitioners for the first time, offering more rounded support to help experimental and daring creatives achieve their potential. We’re delighted to welcome neurodiverse Fellows into the cohort at our next callout, when we’ll be looking for applications from practitioners (neurotypical and neurodiverse) to develop interdisciplinary work with strong social value.”

We look forward to sharing our learning and development on our website so that other organisations can make their programmes and organisations more accessible.