Drawing the Word – a partnership between Literature Wales and Disability Arts Cymru

Literature Wales is proud to be working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru to invite expressions of interest from writers and artist/illustrators with a disability or illness (mental and physical) to deliver a participatory literature project with D/deaf or disabled people in Wales, from September 2020 onward.

Participation in literature is one of Literature Wales’ three activity pillars and main areas of work. We aim to increase the accessibility and impact of creative writing for participants in Wales in order to inspire some of our most marginalised individuals and communities through active participation in literature.

Based on our understanding of the power of literature to improve and transform lives, and the need to focus our activities where they will have greatest impact, Representation & Equality is one of our three Tactical Priorities. This is not a type of activity, but a theme that features in everything we deliver, and in our partnership and facilitation work. By ensuring representative inclusion throughout our activity and internal structures, we provide platforms for, and encourage under-represented literary voices; creating a national literary culture which represents contemporary Wales.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 12.00 noon on Thursday 3 September