December Opportunities

Published Sat 1 Dec 2018 - By Literature Wales

We have compiled a small list of some exciting opportunities with upcoming deadlines for writers and literary organisations alike. Keep up to date with opportunities for writers by signing up to our newsletter and following us on Facebook Twitter and Instagram.


Eisteddfodau – various

There are various literary competitions held at numerous Eisteddfodau throughout Wales, here is a list of deadlines for next month from Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru.

For more information, click here: Dyddiadau Cau Ionawr 2019


Future Generations Poet in Residence – 3 December
Literature Wales are working with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales to search for a Future Generations Poet in Residence; a new and exciting opportunity for an emerging poet in Wales to bring the Act to life.
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RSL Literature Matters Awards 2019 – 5 December
Proposals open for writing, literary events or projects. An RSL Literature Matters Award must result in new, original writing or other literary activity of an excellent artistic standard, which will reach a substantial readership or audience. The 2019 judges are Menna Elfyn, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Barney Norris.
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Grants for residential stays – 5 December
Society of Authors are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of grants (typically in the region of £300) to professional authors for residential stays. Residencies may be anywhere (we  strongly recommend Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre), though the Trust has a relationship with Hawkwood College in Gloucestershire.
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Arts Marketing Association Membership Bursaries – 12 December
The Arts Council of Wales will provide five bursaries for membership of the AMA for individuals who are either disabled and/or of a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background; or who represent a disabled-led or BAME-led organisation in Wales.
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Artes Mundi Work Experience Bursary – 14 December
Artes Mundi is offering two bursaries of £250 to artists, practitioners or those wanting to gain professional development and experience in the contemporary arts sector in Cardiff, Wales.

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Arts Council of Wales Arts Associates – 20 December
Arts Associates will help in ACW’s various Sector Development Groups, devoted to art forms and ways of working in the arts, as well as being involved in Grant Decision.

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National Theatre Wales: Radical Creatures – 18 January 2019
In a new initiative called Radical Creatures, NTW are inviting Welsh women artists to submit extraordinary ideas for live performance. Specifically, we’re looking for an original idea that speaks insightfully of what it means to be a woman in Wales today.

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Shepton Mallet Poetry Competition – 13 January

The theme of the competition is Snowdrops or the work of James Allen. Entry fees are £4 per poem for the ’18 and Over’ age group, and free of charge for the ‘Up to 11′ and ’12-17’ age groups.

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New Welsh Writing Awards – 4 February 2019
The Awards champion short unpublished books in English. Entries this year may vary across the categories, from (for the Rheidol Prize), short form Welsh-themed- or set-nonfiction (eg essay collections or books in nonfiction form from the memoir through travel, nature or comedy writing) to a novella set in Wales or with a Welsh theme.
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