Art, Economics, Brexit: We Need to Talk About Funding

Art, Economics, Brexit: We Need to Talk About Funding

15 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 11:00

Literary Translation Centre


The literary translation sector in the UK and internationally faces a whole range of challenges, which include funding to support the development and professional lives of literary translators and support for publishers in bringing new work to market. Now there's Brexit to consider too: how might it change our relationship with EU and non-EU funders? Will it mean that trusts and foundations have an increasingly important role to play in the artistic and financial ecology of literary translation? Let’s bring together some major players and have a conversation at the heart of LBF.



  • Vera Michalski-Hoffmann



    Libella Group

    Born in Basel, Switzerland, in a family with Swiss, Russian and Austrian roots, Vera spent her childhood in France, studied in Spain and has a degree...

  • Jenny Niven


    Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing

    Creative Scotland

    Jenny Niven is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Scotland’s national funding and development agency, Creative Scotland. She was Acting...

  • Angeliki Petrits


  • Chris Gribble



    Writers' Centre Norwich


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