Victory for Welsh Writers

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

21 January 2016

We’re delighted that the plans to make cuts of more than 10% to the Welsh Books Council have been scrapped after protests from Welsh- and English-language writers.

More than 500 authors wrote to the Welsh Assembly, as did publishers, to explain the devastating impact the cuts – more than twice those proposed for other cultural organisations – would have. The SoA lent its support to the campaign.

Yesterday (20 January) the Wales deputy culture minister Ken Skates said that the proposed cut to WBC funding (the equivalent of £374,000) would not take place because of the objections.

Kathryn Gray, poet and signatory said she expected a good response regarding this letter and the campaign, but I’ve been overwhelmed by the depth of passionate feeling.’ 

9 June 2023

The SoA calls on members to join the campaign to help abolish VAT on audiobooks

7 June 2023

Suggestions from the SoA’s advisory team to protect yourself and your work from the impact of new technologies

5 June 2023

In response to the proposed cut of 10% to Arts Council NI’s budget, our Senior Policy and Liaison Manager for Northern Ireland urges the government to reconsider and redress the funding gap