Our Values

We have a clear set of values that underpin everything that we do. We expect all our partners and stakeholders, creative participants, and audiences to respect them. These values will help develop a Wales where literature empowers, improves, and brightens lives, and will play a vital role in achieving our goals.


We value work that:

  • Supports under-represented groups and communities
  • Is collaborative and co-operative
  • Is innovative and ambitious
  • Respects the Welsh language
  • Promotes inclusivity and accessibility
  • Ensures legacy
  • Advocates for the power of literature


Delivery Principles

We work hard to generate positive and sustainable change for Wales and are committed to delivering activity to a high standard.

We use a coherent and consistent set of Delivery Principles which help us make decisions on our activity and how we carry them out. These principles are important to increase the impact of our work and we will identify partners who also align with these principles. These have been influenced by ArtWorks Cymru’s research on quality principles, and by our involvement in the Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme.


We intend to deliver work that:

  • Is Impact-led, and aligns with our Impact Goals
  • Is actively anti-racist
  • Meets our standards for inclusive delivery
  • Adheres to the Welsh Government’s Cultural Contract, and pays artists and freelancers fairly
  • Avoids overlap with existing or planned provision by others
  • Works in partnership across many sectors to expand the reach of literature
  • Supports the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 goal
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