Arts Council of Wales | Welsh Language Scheme

Welsh Language Scheme

Arts Council of Wales realises that it has a principle role to play in strengthening Welsh language provision within the Arts.

We have adopted the principle that, in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat Welsh and English on a basis of equality. Our Welsh Language scheme sets out how the Council will give effect to that principle in the provision of services to the public in Wales.

External Organisations

We encourage organisations not covered by the Welsh Language Act to operate within the spirit of the Act. This will be done by inviting organisations in their applications to address how they will reflect the bilingual nature of the community in which they operate and the audiences they are targeting.

Arts Council of Wales holds formal Annual Review meetings with all major revenue grant recipients and the use of Welsh in their activities is reviewed in these discussions.


Arts Council of Wales has established a Welsh Language Monitoring Group comprising Chair and staff representatives from all sections of the organisation’s operation and this body is charged with monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the scheme.

This body will meet regularly and will report and make recommendations to the Council's Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Management Team.

Further resources

Various additional resources relating to the Welsh language are available to the public on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s website.

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