Etxepare Basque Institute and LABORAL Kutxa created the prize in 2015 to promote the translation of Basque literature. Deadline for candidates is June 28th.
The MIPTV market in Cannes is back this year from April 8th to 11th. Basque audiovisual companies will be there with a space of their own under the name Basque Audiovisual, thanks to a collaborative between Eiken (Basque Audiovisual and Digital Content Cluster), the Etxepare Basque Institute and Zineuskadi.
Basque artists and creators showcase their talent in over 20 events slated throughout 2019. The initiative, supported by Basque institutions, seeks to create bonds through culture, art and language. Within the purview of Euskadi-Basque Country 2020 Strategy, the programme shines a spotlight on Basque language and culture both in Scotland and around the world.
For the fifth year running, two Basque artists will participate in an artist-in-residence programme in Wroclaw, Poland, of as part of AIR Wro, the legacy programme of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016 organised by the Culture Zone Wrocław. Amaia Vicente and Mario Paniego are the artists, their projects selected from among the 10 proposals submitted.
Darla, Nico, Veronica, Alessandro, Maju, Iga, Molly, Matteo, Nuranindia, Mortimer, Hanna… These are just some of the names of the 23 foreign students who all have something in common: this summer they’ll come to the Basque Country to learn Basque.
The Etxepare-LABORAL Kutxa Translation Prize was created in 2015 to reward the translation of original works of literature written and published in Basque. The translations are a tool for Basque writers to achieve greater readership internationally and the awards seek to recognize and value the hard work of translators.
The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow will host a five-day retrospective on Basque cinema in a homage to Kimuak, the Basque Film Archive program that is now celebrating 20 years of broadcasting Basque short films internationally. Under the title "Kimuak: 20 years of Basque short films", the program includes screenings of classics from the Kimuak catalogue, as well as lectures, discussions, masterclasses and other activities.
The Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes (Nantes Spanish Film Festival) is celebrating its 28th edition this year. And once again, Basque cinema will have a special presence in an event that draws 27,000 spectators each year. From 28th March to 8th April, audiences will have the chance to see a number of films made by Basque filmmakers or produced in the Basque Country.
As in every year, the celebration of Basque Language Day - December 3 - will reach different corners of Europe and America through cultural programmes organized by the network of readers of the Etxepare Basque Institute. With these events, the Institute recognizes the work of the 29 teachers of Basque language and culture and the more than 1500 students who study Euskera in 34 universities in 18 countries.
Ukrainian teacher and translator Yaroslav Gúbarev (Donetsk, 1991) was awarded the Etxepare-LABORAL Kutxa Translation Prize for his translation of the novella ‘Memoirs of a Basque Cow’ by Bernardo Atxaga into Ukrainian.