In collaboration with Literature Wales, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is proud to announce it is looking for a Future Generations Poet in Residence; a new and exciting opportunity for an emerging poet in Wales to bring the Act to life.

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What are the most crucial issues facing future generations in Wales and beyond? Is it climate change, future skills, the survival of our culture and language? What are your hopes and wishes for your future and future generations, what should be our long-term legacy?

The Well-being of Future Generations Act is unique to Wales attracting interest from countries across the world as it offers a huge opportunity to make a long-lasting, positive change to current and future generations.

During your residency you will have the opportunity to engage with the Future Generations team, public bodies and people across Wales to support the development and themes of your work. We will also support your work through live performances, a short film or series of podcasts.

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales says:

“The arts play a critical role in our well-being and offer a different way of communicating and understanding the world around us.

“We are already seeing examples of public bodies incorporating arts into other public services such as Mererid Hopwood’s poetry residency at the palliative care unit Hywel Dda, University Health Board and Patrick Jones, poetry residency at the Royal College of Psychiatry in Wales.

“I am thrilled that together with Literature Wales we are contributing to the Wales of vibrant culture and Welsh language well-being goal and I look forward to seeing how the poet can reimagine through words the aspiration of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.”

Lleucu Siencyn, Chief Executive of Literature Wales says:

“We’re delighted to be collaborating on this project, not only to offer an opportunity for an emerging poet to gain new experiences and develop their craft, but also to help facilitate another way for the younger generation to have their voices heard in a creative way. Poetry is becoming ever more popular amongst young people as a means to express themselves and to share their ideas and concerns about the world.”

Who can apply? 

Any practising poet living in Wales, with an ability or some ability to speak Welsh.

For more details on the residency please follow the link or contact:

 Julie Richards, Communications Officer

t: 029 21677 400 


 Closing deadline: 5pm, Monday 3rd December 2018