Trac Cymru has been dedicated to promoting Welsh traditional music and dance as a cornerstone of the national cultural landscape for over 20 years with our proven track record in fostering artistic expression, preserving heritage, and engaging communities. We firmly believe in the transformative power of the arts and the importance of preserving and promoting Welsh cultural traditions for future generations. The decision by the Arts Council of Wales not to continue our multi-year funding jeopardises the sustainability of our programmes and the positive impact of our initiatives on Welsh communities and musicians.

As a result, Trac Cymru has decided to appeal this decision to ensure the continued existence of our activities, which have been instrumental in developing Welsh traditional arts in Wales and around the world, fostering creativity, inclusivity, and a sense of belonging. 

We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from our stakeholders, partners and the public over the years and during these last few weeks, as well as Arts Council of Wales for their long investment in our work up until now. 

We welcome their commitment to begin a strategic review of how our traditional arts can be better supported in the long term and their acknowledgement of the invaluable contributions that Trac Cymru has made and will continue to make to the cultural fabric of Wales. We remain committed to our mission and will actively pursue all available avenues to secure the necessary funding to continue our work and upcoming projects. We are confident that, with the continued support of the Welsh folk community and our stakeholders, we can overcome this challenge and continue our efforts to enrich Welsh cultural life. 

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