Representing Wales


Representing Wales is a 12-month programme which provides development opportunities for writers from low-income backgrounds.

The deadline for applications for the 2022-23 programme has now passed. [Deadline for applications: 5.00 pm, Tuesday 14 December 2021]
Click here for Guidelines and FAQ’s  about the programme.

Developed to improve representation within the sector, Representing Wales is an important step in Literature Wales’ efforts to transform the country’s literary culture into one that is truly reflective of Wales’ diverse communities, to demystify the writing profession, and to establish a pipeline of diverse Welsh talent that will be recognised across the UK and beyond. Representing Wales is funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.

The programme includes a financial award of up to £3,500 to help writers take time out to write, attend training sessions and literary events and to support travel expenses. Also included are one-to-one mentoring; monthly workshops and talks; a free subscription to The Society of Authors for 1 year; as well as opportunities to network, make new contacts and build relationships with other writers. During the year there will be opportunities to meet experts in the literature and publishing industry in Wales and beyond.

After the 12-month programme, Literature Wales will continue to work with the cohort and with other partners to make sure that they are able to receive the support and advice they need to reach their goals.

Representing Wales has been designed in consultation with communities, writers and consultants from Literature Wales’ extensive networks to address existing barriers within the sector.