Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme
The Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme offers financial support and training for writers and artists to create and deliver original community-based creative writing projects, devised with a specific group in mind. The aim of the scheme is to inspire and empower some of our most marginalised and vulnerable individuals and communities through participation in targeted literature activities.
Following an open call-out in June 2019, we are supporting 10 projects across Wales this winter. These activities are delivered by writers and arts practitioners who have received Safeguarding and Participation training as part of this scheme. As well as being an integral part of our Participation activities, the scheme is an investment in the professional development of writers interested in outreach work.
Workshops take place over 4-6 sessions. They are innovative and inclusive working with a variety of groups including prisoners, refugees, neonatal parents, LGBTQ+, and people accessing mental health support.
Each workshop series has a clearly defined output, from the creation of a poetry pamphlet to an exhibition, radio monologues to an EP of songs.
2019 Projects: Detailed information about each project and the writers delivering them is available here:
Lleucu Siencyn, Chief Executive of Literature Wales said: “we all have stories to tell, but not everyone is offered the same opportunities to do so. This scheme opens the door to literature for some of our most marginalised communities, giving them the opportunity to explore the benefits of this remarkable, democratic art form.”