Support to literary translation projects | Deadline 4th June 2019

This fund for literary translation is aimed at supporting cultural and linguistic diversity in the EU and in other countries participating in the Culture Sub-programme. It's purpose is to support the transnational circulation and diversity of high quality literary works and to improve access to these literary works to reach and build new audiences for European translated literature.

Applications from individual publishers and publishing houses for the translation of collections of fiction from one European language into another are eligible under this scheme.  The translation and promotion of books for which authors have won the EUPL (EU Prize for Literature) are particularly encouraged.

Publishers and publishing houses can apply for funding for:

  • Translating literary fiction including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, comics and children’s fiction (paper or digital formats).
  • Translating excerpts in order to foster the selling rights of translated works.
  • Organising events, marketing and distribution activities to promote the translated works.

Category 1 – Two year projects

This category is offered every year up to 2020. The maximum duration of projects under this category is two years. Applicants can apply for up to €100,000 which should represent a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs. 50% of the eligible costs must be found from other sources.

Next Deadline: 4th June 2019 for Category 1

Category 2 – Framework partnership agreements

There are three calls between 2014-2020. The final call under this category was in 2018. Category 2 is for a three year agreement. The maximum grant per application granted is €100,000 per year which should represent a maximum of 50% of eligible costs. 50% of the eligible costs must be found from other sources.  

The next deadline for proposals under the Support for Literary Translations Strand for Category 1 is 11.00am 4th June 2019. You can find full details of the Literary Translations Call here.

Dalkey Archive Press is a successfully beneficiary under the Support for Literary Trasnlations strand. Read more about one of their projects here.

How to apply

  • Download Support for Literary Translations 2019 Guidelines as a PDF. 
  • Full details about how to apply for Creative Europe Culture Sub-programme strands can be found here.

Please contact the Creative Europe Ireland Desk (CEDI) Culture Office if you have any questions or need help with your application.