Financial Assistance / Bursaries
*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Bursary Application Form*
Our aim is to enable all those who would benefit from a writing course at Tŷ Newydd to do so. A bursary fund has therefore been set up to give financial help to those who would be unable to afford the full course fee. The fund is limited and there is no guarantee that everyone who applies will receive a bursary. It is recognised that being unemployed, on income support or being a full-time student are not the only reasons for not being able to afford the full fees. We would be grateful therefore, if you do not come under one of these headings, if you would explain briefly your circumstances and the reasons for your application for a bursary. This can be done below or in a separate letter. We would also like to know why the course you have applied for would be of particular benefit to you.
We ask you to be honest about the amount of bursary money that you need. The more you take, the less there is for other people. We are always happy to make arrangements for people to pay in instalments, if this helps. Arrangements should be made with Awen Hamilton at Tŷ Newydd. If you have any queries please phone us on 01766 522811/
The Gwynedd Bursary Fund has been set up with support from Gwynedd Council's Arts Unit, enabling residents of Gwynedd County to apply for financial assistance to attend courses. The fund is aimed particularly at people who are on a low income, under 25 or disabled, but other applications will be considered. Fill in the bursary form above or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The Judi Thwaite Bursary was set up in memory of Judi Thwaite, a poet and painter, for poets living outside Wales. Details from Tŷ Newydd.
The Flamingos Bursary was set up in memory of Gail Hughes, short story writer, who was for many years on the Board of Management of the Taliesin Trust. Details from Tŷ Newydd.
The A. G. Prys-Jones Bursary Fund was set up in memory of the writer by members of his family. The Fund provides a number of bursaries every year for young Welsh people to attend courses at Tŷ Newydd. Applications to Tŷ Newydd.
The Wilfred Owen Association Bursary Closing date for applications extended until 12 noon Monday, 25th February, 2013
The Wilfred Owen Association is offering a bursary to an aspiring poet who would like to attend the Poetry course with Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy at Tŷ Newydd from 1st – 6th April this year, but who is unable to do so because of his or her financial circumstances.
This year, the Wilfred Owen Association would like to give special attention to comparatively
inexperienced writers - therefore, on this occasion, we are restricting the competition to writers who have not yet had a collection commercially published (this definition does not include self-published collections, or collections brought out on behalf of a specific writers' group or course). Current students on a university or college creative writing course are not excluded, but those who have already graduated from such a course will not be eligible for this year's Bursary.
Applicants for the Bursary should be aged sixteen or over but applicants who are still at school, or studying for a first degree, are asked to provide the name and address of a teacher or tutor who will vouch for their commitment to attending the course and to working at their writing whilst there.
For an application form and further details click below.
The Jan Mark Bursary will not be awarded this year.