Writers on Tour Funding
Literature Wales’ Writers on Tour funding scheme is the UK’s oldest and most unique funding scheme for literature events. It was originally set up by the Arts Council of Wales over thirty years ago. The scheme offers financial support of up to 50% towards writers’ fees of appropriate literature events only. Other costs (travel expenses, production, venue hire, marketing etc.) are not eligible for consideration. The events must be concerned with the practice, promotion, appreciation or development of creative writing or creative use of language and literature, such as workshops, lectures, readings, conferences. This scheme supports over 400 events annually and reaches around 20,000 people per year.
The Writers on Tour application process is simple, straightforward and quick. Funding is available to assist with:
- One-off visits by writers to schools, libraries, pubs, clubs, societies, community centres and other venues throughout Wales;
- Sustained periods of work by one or more writers in a single location or on a single project. These may, for instance, run at individual schools, in a cluster group, at youth clubs, libraries, day centres or residential care homes;
- Venue, festival or series programming which is innovative, new and exciting. Examples include programmes of literary activity at small festivals or literary tours;
- Young People’s Writing Squads workshops and events.
Funding offers are only made to organisations; individuals cannot apply.
Due to high demand for Writers on Tour funding, please be advised that we will prioritise applications from organisations who haven’t received funding during the 2018-19 financial year.
Please read through the Funding for Events section of the website carefully before making an application, starting with Application Process & Deadlines.