Funding for reviewers ended

Wales Critics Fund, which provided bursaries to cover travel costs within Wales, overnight accommodation if necessary and a small expenses allowance to ensure this is not working for nothing, has been closed.

This funded was generously supported by arts venues and organisations, individual supporters and patrons, colleges and universities across Wales, with the bulk of funding being provided through the Wales Theatre Awards.

The fund has helped reviewers all across Wales attend operas,  dances and theatre performances to write for outlets as diverse as Western Mail,  Arts Scene in Wales and The Sprout.

The closure is due to the termination of the Wales Theatre Awards through the negative attacks on it by a small number of individuals associated with other publicly subsidised arts sites in Wales.