A new development opportunity for literary facilitators

Published Thu 11 May 2023 - By Literature Wales
A new development opportunity for literary facilitators
Are you a poet or a writer who is eager to develop your skills in delivering creative writing and health and well-being projects in your local community? Do you believe in the power of literature to inspire, improve, and brighten lives? Are you passionate about exploring how taking part in arts activities can support people to achieve better mental health, improve their self-confidence or overcome trauma? Then we want to hear from you.

Literature Wales is delighted to launch a brand-new development opportunity for literary facilitators. Sgwennu’n Well | Writing Well is a 12-month programme in two parts. Part one offers intense training aiming to enhance the skills needed to facilitate literary activities in the community, and part two will support the cohort of facilitators to create and deliver participatory projects which benefit the health and well-being of participants.

Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm, Thursday 29 June 2023

The programme includes mentoring sessions, a bursary of £1,000, a series of five online training sessions, a residential course at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, and more.

The first six months will offer opportunities to hone skills in areas such as project development and management, running budgets, capturing and communicating impact, safeguarding their groups, fundraising and more. The group will also explore the theory and practice of running literature for health and well-being projects for a wide variety of participants in various settings.

Following the initial six-month training programme, the intention is to offer facilitators a pot of funding to deliver projects they have designed and planned during the initial stages of the programme.

To read the details in full, including exactly what the project entails, full eligibility criteria, and information on how to apply, visit the Writing Well project page.