Networks and Platforms

A list of networks and platforms supporting literary exchange

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European Culture Foundation

The European Cultural Foundation initiates and supports cultural exchange and creative expression across wider Europe. They share and connect knowledge across the European cultural sector, and campaign for the arts on all levels of political decision-making. ECF link policy and practice, to act as catalysts for artistic and cultural expression and to have a concrete impact on European cultural policies and strategies.

Collaboration Grants are awarded to cultural organisations for developing and realising a project in partnership with organisations from the cultural sector and/or at least one organisation from another sector. The lead applicant must be an independent, non-profit, non-governmental cultural organisation based in one of the countries of wider Europe (the 47 countries of the Council of Europe plus Kosovo). The project partner(s) must be organisations from the cultural sector (both independent and institutions/for profit enterprises) and/or from other sectors (e.g. academic institutes, governmental bodies, commercial enterprises etc.) based either in the countries of wider Europe or in the Arab-Mediterranean countries. For the full list of countries and exact guidelines see the Collaboration Grants page.

Balkan Incentive Fund for Culture (BIFC) Grants are awarded to cultural initiatives conceived by organisations in, or cooperating with, the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).

www.culturalfoundation.eu/

Traduki Programme

The Traduki Programme is operated by Kultur-Kontakt Austria and initiated by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, KulturKontakt Austria, Goethe-Institute and S. Fischer Foundation.

Traduki supports translations from German into Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian and Slovenian, and from these languages into German, as well as translations within these languages. Applications can be made for works of fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature written in the 20th and 21st century. The programme covers the cost of licence fees and translation.

english.traduki.eu/

Anna Lindh Foundation

The purpose of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society working for a common future of the region. Since its launch in 2005, the Anna Lindh Foundation has launched and supported action across fields impacting on mutual perceptions among people of different cultures and beliefs.

The Anna Lindh Foundation runs the largest network of civil society organisations involved in the promotion of intercultural dialogue across Europe and the Mediterranean. The members of the ALF Network of Networks are of very diverse nature, including NGOs, public institutions, foundations, local and regional authorities, individuals and private organisations.

www.euromedalex.org

www.euromedalex.org

Babelmed

Babelmed is the leading online magazine on Mediterranean cultures. The multilingual website (English, Arabic, French, and Italian) receives about 60,000 visitors per month. Articles by Babelmed are produced by a network of twenty selected correspondents all around the Mediterranean for their knowledge of the cultural and literary landscape of their country and their independence. Babelmed publishes articles on culture and society as well as sensitive issues such as migration and youth. www.babelmed.net

 

www.babelmed.net

Connexus

Connexus is a network for sharing information, international news, developments and resources. It is an initiative from Euclid International, working with partners including BOP, Euclid and BOP have been working across Europe, and in Canada, Brazil, Australia and China.

www.culture.info

Culture Action Europe

Culture Action Europe is an advocacy and lobby organisation promoting arts and culture as a building block of the European project. Their aim is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent and beyond. http://www.cultureactioneurope.org

CAE run  we are more – act for culture in Europe – a Europe-wide campaign for the arts and culture. It was launched in October 2010 and will run until 2013, when the EU decides about its next multiannual budget for the years 2014-2020. http://www.wearemore.eu/

www.cultureactioneurope.org

Emerging Translators’ Network (UK)

The Emerging Translators Network is a forum and support network for early-career literary translators working into English (primarily) and focussed essentially on the UK. ETN provide an email-based discussion group, where emerging translators can ask questions, seek and give advice, exchange tips and resources, post details of events and opportunities, even pass on work. Occasional meetings, socials, events and workshops are held in London throughout the year. Members outside London also organize meetings in their own areas. http://emergingtranslatorsnetwork.wordpress.com

European Short Story Network

The European Short Story Network is a non-profit, pan-European initiative by authors, publishers and literature festivals. Its aim is simple – to celebrate the work of contemporary short story writers from across Europe, and to help readers find and enjoy their work.

www.theshortstory.eu/about

European Writers’ Council

European Writers’ Council (EWC) is the Federation of 60 authors’ associations in 34 countries of Europe, representing over 130.000 individual writers and literary translators. The EWC champions the diversity of literatures while raising awareness for both the role of creators & culture  and the common need of creators to have their moral and economic rights respected in the digital age. The EWC defends the professional interests of its members, all being part of civil society at European and national levels, in legal and political contexts, concerning cultural and social policy.

www.europeanwriterscouncil.eu

Free Word Centre

Free Word is where reading, writing and free speech come together; a dynamic production house for literature, politics and ideas. Located in the heart of London but with an international outlook, the Free Word Centre is home to nine resident organisations and over 25 associates working across literature, literacy and free expression. http://www.freewordonline.com

The Free Word Centre runs a Translator-in-residence scheme who run a programme of events and activities to “take translation to new and unexpected places”.

 

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