Spread the Word –
an Arts Council England
National Portfolio Organisation


Spread the Word is pleased to once again be a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England for 2018 – 2022. We have received an increase in funding of 18% for the four year period, which will support us to deliver more work and opportunities for writers in London, including the new London Writers Awards which will form a new celebratory and development part of our programme.

Rishi Dastidar, Spread the Word’s Chair of Trustees, says:

“I’m delighted that Arts Council England has chosen to support Spread the Word’s ambitious programme for the next four years. It means we’ll be able to provide more opportunities for London’s writers to develop their careers – and to reach those people who might not have yet dreamt that writing could be a career for them. I’m particularly pleased that we’ll now be able to develop new ways of recognising the talent and success of London’s writers as well.”

Information about Spread the Word’s London Writers Award programme will be announced in early 2018.


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