Has creative activity been important to you during lockdown? 
What does your creative time mean to you? 
How does being creative make you feel? 

Voluntary Arts Wales and Literature Wales are delighted to announce a new partnership project: My Creative Time – poetry inspired by voluntary arts.


The project aims to highlight the importance of taking part in regular creative activity, particularly during this time of pandemic. 

We are inviting people in Wales to use poetic verse to express their thoughts about being creative. This might be sketching in the garden, singing in a choir, knitting with your friends, mastering a new chord on the guitar, or writing a short story. 

Based on a project developed by our colleagues in Voluntary Arts Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, this new initiative will give participants the opportunity to explore and express the varied benefits that arise from taking part in creative activity, and celebrate the work of voluntary arts groups and the connection they have with place and community throughout Wales.

We had originally intended for the project to work in person, but given the circumstances, we are inviting people to explore through poetry what creative activity means to them during this troubling time. The poems will be collected and published in a bilingual booklet.

How to take part

  • If you’d like to contribute a poem about your creative activity, please email [email protected] with ‘My Creative Time’ in the subject line. 

And please feel free to contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.


We are extremely grateful to the Ashley Family Foundation and the Community Foundation in Wales for their support for this project.