The Tourettes Action Creativity Awards #TACA is an online event which celebrates the creativity of young people in the UK living with Tourette Syndrome (TS).
The awards give young people with TS a chance to showcase their artistic talents. We’re inviting artists, animators, stand-up comedians, musicians, short filmmakers, composers, dancers, poets and more to produce an original piece of work, providing an opportunity to feature in the #TACA online exhibition.
Every entry will receive a certificate, with entries that feature in our online exhibition being awarded a £30 Amazon voucher.
If you’re under 18, have TS, and want to give something creative a go then come and be part of the #TACA, and upload your original piece of visual or performance art.
You will need to choose whether to enter the VISUAL ARTS or MUSICAL AND PERFORMANCE ARTS category.
To enter your work you will have to make a recording or take a digital picture of your entry in order to submit it.
There’s a panel of mentors, fresh from the creative industries, waiting to see what exciting things you’re going to put together, and they will be selecting the pieces that will be exhibited online. You’ll be part of a unique event to celebrate and showcase the thousands of talented and creative young people from across the UK, living with TS.MEET THE MENTORS
The Tourettes Action Creativity Awards #TACA was launched in June 2022 in memory of Suzanne Dobson. Suzanne was the charity’s chief executive for more than ten years before she sadly passed away in 2021. She had a passionate belief in young people with TS and in their ability to overcome any setbacks their TS might present and fully express their creativity.
Tourettes Action has worked in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 1981 and is the leading support, services and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and their families. The charity wants people with TS to receive the practical support and social acceptance they need to help them live their lives to the full. TS is an inherited, neurological condition, the key features of which are tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements.
TS is a complex condition and a large number of people with the condition will also experience co-occurring features and conditions. It is estimated that TS affects one school child in every hundred and more than 300,000 children and adults in the UK live with the condition.
The charity’s main activities include: