Connecting Emerging Literary Artists
A talent development program

CELA connects 115 literary artists across 10 European countries. Together, the partners and participants of the project are bridging the gaps between each other, the publishing industry and the European public.

CELA unites 30 emerging writers, 79 emerging translators and 6 emerging literary professionals across 10 European countries and mentors them during a 4-year period. By building a growing network of literary artists across Europe through translating and promoting literary works in non-native languages, CELA aims to break through uneven literary infrastructures in different countries, and to open possibilities to reach European audiences beyond borders.

The project is filled with assignments, writing and translation workshops, residencies, specialisation courses, performances and collaborations. The results of this collective journey will be presented during a festival tour and international publishing campaign, to broaden the artists’ professional practices and open up new networking possibilities.

CELA exists to maintain diversity in European literature, and offer smaller languages a bigger opportunity in the publishing industry. Through working together and sharing their work, the partners and participants of CELA are bridging the gaps between each other, the publishing industry and the European public.

Here you will find 6 essential lessons on storytelling created and funded by the CELA Project.