Minority Arts. No Minor Issue! Seminar at the European Parliament, with the participation of the Basque Culture!

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-03-02

Arts and culture are important to any group in terms of identity, policy and visibility. For linguistic minorities, arts linked to language are essential – but often challenging due to a relatively small immediate audience. However, this art could be of interest to any audience. World-class literature can be written in minority languages, and world-class theatre productions can premiere in any language. What possibilities can the EU offer for the smaller literature and theatre fields throughout Europe? And what are the challenges?

 

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland annually organizes an international seminar on language minority issues. The purpose is to provide an arena for constructive and inspiring discussion between European policy makers and people working with language minority issues in a wide range of ways throughout Europe.

 

This year the event, titled  Minority Arts. No Minor Issue. Support for Culture in Minority Languages, will be held on March 4 at the European Parliament  –Alitero Spinelli Building, Brussels-. And the Basque culture will have it own place in the program: the writer  Kirmen Uribe  and Mari Jose Olaziregi, Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque Language of the Etxepare Basque Institute, will lecture about Basque literature translation and dissemination in a round table with  writers and representatives from Switzerland and Finland that will be guided by Alexandra Büchler, Director of  Literature Accross Frontiers.

Follow the event streamed live on  http://www.kulturfonden.fi/sv/start/ !

Arts and culture are important to any group in terms of identity, policy and visibility. For linguistic minorities, arts linked to language are essential – but often challenging due to a relatively small immediate audience. However, this art could be of interest to any audience. World-class literature can be written in minority languages, and world-class theatre productions can premiere in any language. What possibilities can the EU offer for the smaller literature and theatre fields throughout Europe? And what are the challenges?

 

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland annually organizes an international seminar on language minority issues. The purpose is to provide an arena for constructive and inspiring discussion between European policy makers and people working with language minority issues in a wide range of ways throughout Europe.

 

This year the event, titled  Minority Arts. No Minor Issue. Support for Culture in Minority Languages, will be held on March 4 at the European Parliament  –Alitero Spinelli Building, Brussels-. And the Basque culture will have it own place in the program: the writer  Kirmen Uribe  and Mari Jose Olaziregi, Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque Language of the Etxepare Basque Institute, will lecture about Basque literature translation and dissemination in a round table with  writers and representatives from Switzerland and Finland that will be guided by Alexandra Büchler, Director of  Literature Accross Frontiers.

Follow the event streamed live on  http://www.kulturfonden.fi/sv/start/ !

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