Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme
Literature Wales has announced its investment in creative writing activities which aim to encourage engagement and inclusion in communities across Wales.
In spring 2018 Literature Wales will support nine projects led by Wales-based writers which have been devised with a target group in mind, including those who have experienced homelessness, are seeking asylum, are survivors of domestic abuse, or are at risk of disengagement, marginalisation or exclusion. This announcement follows a successful call-out for writers and arts practitioners to create and deliver a series of creative writing workshops in the community last August.
Literature Wales believes that literature is good for us and can improve lives, and its Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme aims to provide individuals and communities the opportunity to tell their story and write their own futures.
Each project will have an outcome, whether this takes the form of a performance or showcase event, film installation, or a pamphlet of poetry. Many of these projects are delivered in partnership with local groups and organisations.
Chief Executive of Literature Wales, Lleucu Siencyn said: “We are extremely pleased that we’re able to support these writers and artists to create and deliver activities which aim to tackle issues that are not only close to their hears, but are of great importance in their communities. Supporting community-led activities is an integral part of our work, and is one of the most effective ways we can contribute towards the wellbeing of the nation and ensure that individuals across Wales, whatever their backgrounds, abilities or situations, have the opportunity to discover their voices.”
These activities are delivered in partnership with a number of organisations, with a number receiving additional funding. Detailed information about each project is available on the Literature Wales website: www.literaturewales.org/our-projects/lit-for-wellbeing.