Launch of 2020 Creative Europe Call for Support to Literary Translation Projects

The 2020 Creative Europe Call for Support to Literary Translation Projects is open to applications.

Part of the Culture Sub-programme of the Creative Europe Programme, the main objectives of the support for literary translation projects are to:

Support cultural and linguistic diversity.

Strengthen the transnational circulation and diversity of European literature.

Provide readers with better access to quality literature from languages other than their own.

Improve access to European literary works in Europe and beyond and reach new audiences.

Eligible activities include the translation, publication, distribution and promotion of a package of three to ten eligible works of fiction with a high literary value, irrespective of their literary genre, such as novels, short stories, plays, poetry, comic books and children’s fiction. Activities can include special events and marketing/distribution organised for the promotion of the translated works in the EU and outside the EU, including digital promotion tools and promotion of authors at book fairs and literary festivals.

Translations from lesser used languages into English, German, French and Spanish (Castilian) are encouraged as these may contribute to a wider circulation of the works. Translations out of Latin and ancient Greek into officially recognised languages are also eligible. Translations must have a cross-border dimension; therefore, the translation of national literature from one official language into another official language of the same country is not eligible. The target language must be the translator’s mother tongue (except in cases of less frequently spoken languages if the publisher provides sufficient explanation).

Eligible applicants must be publishers or publishing houses established in one of the countries participating in the Culture Sub-programme and that are both active in the publishing sector and have had a legal personality for at least two years on the date of the deadline for submission of applications. Individuals may not apply.

The total budget available for the 2020 Call is approximately €2.4 million. The maximum amount per project will be €100,000, representing a maximum of 50% of the total eligible budget. The Agency expects to fund 60 proposals.

The deadline for applications is 5 May 2020.

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