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The dancer Liv Aira and jojk artist Elin Teilus performing in a field.The dancer Liv Aira and jojk artist Elin Teilus performing in a field.The dancer Liv Aira and jojk artist Elin Teilus performing in a field.
The dancer Liv Aira and jojk artist Elin Teilus. Photo: Jo Kemp.
Portrait of Laurie Halse Anderson sitting in front of a graffiti painting. She's smiling and looking towards the camera.
The longing for love and belonging are themes in her writing, which is characterized by a darkly shimmering realism. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.

Laurie Halse Anderson – Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate 2023

Laurie Halse Anderson is one of America’s foremost writers for young adults. Her breakthrough novel, Speak, was published in 1999 and has been translated into many languages and adapted for film.

The cover of Swedish Contemporary Nonfiction in three copies.
Discover a selection of authors who are important voices on the Swedish scene.

Swedish Contemporary Nonfiction

What’s the latest in Swedish nonfiction? Which authors are available to international readers? What are they writing about? In this overview publication, we give you the answers.

New programme to strengthen artistic freedom.
New programme to strengthen artistic freedom.

Programme for artistic freedom

The Swedish Arts Council has launched a new programme to strengthen artistic freedom globally during a three-year period (2021-2023). The programme is realised through financial support from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and aims to improve conditions for artists to create, display and distribute their work without being exposed to threats or harassments.

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World Summit explored artistic freedom as a fundamental pillar of cultural policy and examined how we can – and why we should – safeguard artistic freedom.

World Summit on Arts and Culture 2023

On 3-5 May we were hosting the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture together with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). The Summit brought together leading policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from the arts and culture sectors to discuss how to safeguard artistic freedom.

Portrait of Laurie Halse Anderson sitting in front of a graffiti painting. She's smiling and looking towards the camera.
The longing for love and belonging are themes in her writing, which is characterized by a darkly shimmering realism. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.

Laurie Halse Anderson – Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate 2023

Laurie Halse Anderson is one of America’s foremost writers for young adults. Her breakthrough novel, Speak, was published in 1999 and has been translated into many languages and adapted for film.

The cover of Swedish Contemporary Nonfiction in three copies.
Discover a selection of authors who are important voices on the Swedish scene.

Swedish Contemporary Nonfiction

What’s the latest in Swedish nonfiction? Which authors are available to international readers? What are they writing about? In this overview publication, we give you the answers.

New programme to strengthen artistic freedom.
New programme to strengthen artistic freedom.

Programme for artistic freedom

The Swedish Arts Council has launched a new programme to strengthen artistic freedom globally during a three-year period (2021-2023). The programme is realised through financial support from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and aims to improve conditions for artists to create, display and distribute their work without being exposed to threats or harassments.

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World Summit explored artistic freedom as a fundamental pillar of cultural policy and examined how we can – and why we should – safeguard artistic freedom.

World Summit on Arts and Culture 2023

On 3-5 May we were hosting the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture together with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). The Summit brought together leading policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from the arts and culture sectors to discuss how to safeguard artistic freedom.

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