Literature Wales secures ArtWorks Fellowship

Date: 10/08/2015 | Category: News

Literature Wales has secured one of three grants across the UK as part of the pilot programme the ArtWorks Fellowship – The Organisational Perspective. Co-ordinated by Barbican, Guildhall as part of Artworks London the programme will run from October 2015 - October 2016.

ArtWorks London developed their Fellowship programme in May 2013, as an ‘informal bespoke learning pathway’ for established participatory artists and was designed collaboratively with an established participatory artist to address their specific professional development needs. The 2013 pilot programme included formal CPD opportunities, as well as networking, mentoring and Laboratory opportunities.

The PHF Fellowship Programme will help support Literature Wales and Rufus Mufasa to develop a new collaborative project through educational engagement via Hip Hop and spoken word with young people. Rufus will be mentored by Joelle Taylor, UK Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors, Poetry Society. The model will further explore and develop our current partnership with Urban Word New York, an organisation that specialises pre-emptive education through the use of hip hop and spoken word and build upon the inaugural Slam Cymru project funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation.