Representing Wales


Representing Wales is a 12-month programme which provides development opportunities for writers currently underrepresented in the literature sector in Wales.

Applications for the next round of Representing Wales will open during Summer 2024.

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.

The programme includes a financial award of up to £3,300 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; 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 is funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales and The Foyle Foundation.