Who we are
Literature Across Frontiers is based at the Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture, at Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom, and is part of the Institute for Literature, Languages and Creative Arts. Our main office is in Aberystwyth but our our staff and co-workers are also based in several locations in the UK.
We are connected to the literary scene in Wales through our sister organisation, Wales Literature Exchange, and we work nationally across the United Kingdom, and internationally across Europe and beyond. We maintain ongoing partnerships with a number of national organisations, as well as cultural and literary NGOs and companies, and work in collaboration with other platforms and networks.
Literature Across Frontiers was supported from 2001 and 2013 by the Culture Programme of the European Commission. From 2015 our project Literary Europe Live is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. LAF has also been supported by the lottery programmes of Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England and others.
In Europe, Literature Across Frontiers is a member of Culture Action Europe, the political platform for arts and culture, and support its We are more campaign, as well as the Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism, established by the European Commission, and its offshoot poliglotti4.eu.
In the Euro-Med region, we are members of the UK network of the Anna Lindh Foundation Euro-Mediterranean for the Dialogue Between Cultures, and have worked with the ALF on several projects.
In the UK, we are associate members of the Free Word Centre in London and members of the informal European Literature Network which meets at Europe House.