The High Commission of Canada is the base for Canada’s diplomatic outreach to the United Kingdom.
Based in Canada House on Trafalgar Square, the High Commission works to advance the close relationship between Canada and UK across the cultural sphere through initiatives led by UK-based arts and cultural organisations and the creative industries in support of Canadian writers, artists, musicians, designers, digital pioneers and performers. Through an ongoing programme of cultural promotion, the High Commission helps Canada’s cultural sectors to engage with new audiences across the UK and beyond.
The Québec Government Office in London opened in 1962.Its cultural department works with a far-reaching and diverse range of partners across the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Nordic countries in order to assist the advancement of international partnerships and exchanges with Québec. It also works to create market development, promotional and networking opportunities for Québec artists and companies across all art forms.
Granta, which celebrates its 40th birthday in 2019, is Britain’s most prestigious literary magazine. The magazine is published four times a year, bringing together the best new fiction, reportage, memoir, poetry and photography from around the world.
The Vancouver Writers Fest brings readers and writers together to reimagine our lives and our world. We encourage readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through our dozens of events with local and international writers.
Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. We work with writers and storytellers across the Commonwealth, both in craft development and providing platforms for their work.
Run by McGill University in Montreal, the international Cundill History Prize rewards the best history writing in English. Chosen by an eminent jury of world-leading historians, the shortlist to be revealed at Festival America will represent the finest history books of the year.
For over 30 years No Exit Press has published award-winning fiction and non-fiction including the work of Canada’s Giller Prize winner Michael Redhill, and winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction The Last Summer by Andrée A. Michaud. Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2017′.
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research. CALQ also seeks to broaden the influence of artists, writers, arts organizations and their works in Québec, Canada and abroad.
Festival America in London thanks the Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec for its financial support.
Festival America was established in 2002 by Frenchpublisher Francis Geffard, editor of English-language literature at Albin Michel. The idea caught fire among theFrench literary community and the festival now attracts more than 35,000 attendees to enjoy its biannual programme of readings, exhibitions, screenings and events.
The Northbank is London’s riverside cultural quarter and an important part of the internationally famous West End. It is a centre for world class cultural institutions, educational excellence and outstanding business; attracting visitors from across the world with a vibrant programme of theatre shows, events and exhibitions.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Part of a worldwide network, the Institut Français in London encourages cross-cultural exchange and presents the best of French culture. The Institut welcomes 200,000 people each year, thanks to its wide range of activitiesextending from film screenings, debates and festivals, toconcerts, kids events and French courses.