Concert with the music group Symbio. Photo: Sona Hellman.Concert with the music group Symbio. Photo: Sona Hellman.Concert with the music group Symbio. Photo: Sona Hellman.

Concert with the music group Symbio. Photo: Sona Hellman.

How we work to promote international collaboration

We work to strengthen and increase international exchange and collaboration through:

  • Promoting Swedish literature abroad through Literature Exchange. The Swedish Arts Council is the authority with remit to promote Swedish translated literature abroad and within the programme we coordinate the Swedish participation in a few selected international book fairs. Within Swedish Literature Exchange, we have a number of grants for translators of Swedish literature.

  • Coordinate the Swedish presence in international fairs for the performing arts.

  • On our own, or together with others, we arrange conferences to strengthen international exchange and collaboration. 

To promote Swedish music abroad, the Swedish Arts Council awards a yearly grant to Export Music Sweden, an organisation working to strengthen the position of Swedish music globally.