20 May 2020

ITI Media, Arts & Tourism

Tell us about your network

The Media, Arts & Tourism Network (MAT Network) is a Subject Network of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). It is open to interpreters and translators working in all language combinations and all ITI membership categories who are active in the specialist fields of media, arts and tourism, including literary translation (fiction and non-fiction).

Our members have successfully met the standard and criteria for ITI membership and abide by its code of conduct.

What sort of events do you organise?

The Network holds an annual face-to-face members-only CPD workshop related to one of its fields. In 2018, MAT took a stand at the Museums & Heritage Show at London Olympia to promote the interests and services of our members. MAT has also begun holding more frequent web-based meetings and get-togethers lasting for around an hour, to increase contact and social exchange between members.

Why should I join? 

In MAT, we have an invaluable resource of ITI members working in fields of media, the arts and tourism, fields which often – if not always – demand significant experience, terminology knowledge, research and creativity. Whether you have decades of experience or are just starting out in the profession, MAT offers a range of member benefits including expenses for attending face-to-face events, informal peer support and an online discussion group for members, many of who are experts in their field and are always willing to share their specialist knowledge and CPD recommendations.

As a member, you will be invited to sign up to the e-group where you can post queries and share your own knowledge. Job offers are also occasionally posted. We actively encourage participation from translators new to the profession, and no question is too basic, so no-one needs to feel shy about posting! Upcoming events are also advertised on the e- group.

Two-year membership costs £20 for FITI/MITI and £10 for other ITI categories.

About ITI 

This group is run independently of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), the UK’s only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Membership of this group does not cover membership of ITI. Click here If you would like further information on how to become an ITI member.  

Contact us

If you are thinking about joining MAT, please get in touch with our membership Secretary Philippa Hammond.

The joint coordinators of MAT are Charlie Gobbett and Françoise Vignon. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.

Twitter: @ITIMAT_network (over 700 followers)

Facebook: ITI Media Arts and Tourism Network

Find a Professional 

The ITI Directory is a free search facility to help you find the professional translator, interpreter or language service provider that can best help you with your language requirements.

You can search on a number of criteria, such as language pair (e.g. German to English), specialisms (e.g. marketing, pharmaceutical, legal) or specific name of the individual or business.

All individual members listed in the ITI Directory are Qualified members (MITI) or Fellows of ITI (FITI). This means that they have passed the ITI translation or interpreting assessment in the given language pair.

Please note: membership of one of our Networks does not constitute membership of ITI.