This blog informs about a project coordinated by Culture for All Service; Multilingualism and diversity as a resource in the cultural field – employment and integration through literature in the Nordic Countries. The project will support the inclusion of non-dominant language literature in the Nordic literary field from the point of view of both authors and readers. One of the concrete aims of the project is the construction of a database of multilingual literature specialists.
The project is based on previous collaboration between Culture for All Service, Sivuvalo project, Finnish Reading Centre and Cultural Centre Caisa, 2013-2016. The collaboration has included discussions, seminars and workshops with different actors of the Finnish literary field. In 2015-2016 Culture for All Service collected a report about the position of non-dominant language authors in Nordic institutions. In March 2016 a Nordic seminar Literature without Borders was organized inHelsinki. The seminar was hosted by Nordic Culture Point (18/03/2016) and gathered together writers and specialists of literature from different Nordic countries to reflect on the situation of non-dominant language authors.