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Wales Book of the Year Partners and Sponsors

We are delighted to be working in partnership with our colleagues at a number of organisations across the sector to deliver Wales Book of the Year. These partnerships ensure maximising the impact of this literary highlight, and their details can be found here:

Arts Council of Wales
Core Funder
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Welsh Government
Core Funder
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The Rhys Davies Trust
Sponsor
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Wales Arts Review
Partner
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Golwg360
Partner
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Books Council of Wales
Partner
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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Venue
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Arts Council of Wales
Core Funder

Arts Council of Wales are core funders of Literature Wales and believe the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation. They turn this mission into actions by funding and developing the arts in Wales. The Art Council’s principle sponsor is Welsh Government and they also distribute funding from the National Lottery and raise additional money where they can from a variety of public and private sector sources.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.arts.wales/

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Welsh Government
Core Funder

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales. Welsh Government is principle sponsor of Arts Council of Wales.

For more information, please visit the website: https://gov.wales/?lang=en

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The Rhys Davies Trust
Sponsor

The Rhys Davies Trust sponsors the Rhys Davies Fiction Prize, part of Wales Book of the Year. This award celebrates Wales’ outstanding literary talent in English-language fiction.

The Rhys Davies Trust was founded in 1991 by Meic Stephens, with funds generously provided by Lewis Davies, brother of the writer Rhys Davies (1901-78). The Trust is a registered charity whose objectives are to promote the writer’s work and foster Welsh writing in English, especially in the valleys of south Wales and in the genres in which Rhys Davies wrote.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.rhysdaviestrust.org/

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Wales Arts Review
Partner

Wales Arts Review is a sponsor partner for the Wales Book of the Year Award, and hosts the English-language People's Choice Award annually.

Wales Arts Review is a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage, and a platform where a new generation of critics and arts lovers can meet to engage in a robust and inclusive discussion about books, theatre, film, music, the visual arts, politics, and the media. It commissions and publishes content in the English language, and proudly acknowledges Wales as a bilingual nation with a richly diverse bilingual culture.

Wales Arts Review believes that a vibrant arts scene is the expression of a confident, healthy and creative society, and further assert that a flourishing and vigorous critical culture is vital to its sustenance and development. As such, we regard Wales Arts Review as an important building-block in the new outward-looking, forward-thinking Wales.

For more information, please visit the website: www.walesartsreview.org

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Golwg360
Partner

Golwg360 is kindly hosting the vote for the Welsh-language People's Choice Award.

Golwg360 was launched in 2009 as a website offering daily Welsh and international news in Welsh. The project is funded by the Books Council of Wales.

For more information, please visit the website: https://golwg360.cymru/

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Books Council of Wales
Partner

The Books Council of Wales is a national body, funded by the Welsh Government, which provides a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. It provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cllc.org.uk/

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Venue

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development.

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/

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