Connecting Emerging Literary Artists
CELA is our European talent development project. On initiative of Wintertuin, seven innovative literary organisations from six European countries have joined forces in Connecting Emerging Literary Artists. The seven partners are from The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Romania. And they share the need to build a sustainable talent development infrastructure to maintain diversity in European literature and give literary talents the professional boost they need to become successful in the world of tomorrow. Continue reading
The first edition of the talent development programme starts in September 2017 and will run for two years. In the first year, the seven organisations will offer the talents a multi-country programme of training and master classes. In 2018 and 2019, the talents will be launched through international marketing/publicity campaigns and a European tour to six festival stages.
Aside from the selection programme, CELA offers an open programme. Each year and in every participating country at least one literary festival will organise an educational CELA-programme. This programme consists of a masterclass or a short course, for authors, translators and festival audience.