Book Publishing Support: Translation Grants

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Deadline(s)

15 June, 2016
15 October, 2016
30 January, 2017
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Grant Amount

Up to $25,000

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Eligibility

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The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities

Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 235.3 KB].

Program Description

This program provides grants for the translation of literary works written by Canadian authors. Translation must be into French, English or an Aboriginal language for publication in Canada. Successful applicants may have access to additional support for reading fees for prospective titles to translate, bilingual editing and promotion of the translated works.

The Canada Council for the Arts is administering, on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the National Translation Program for Book Publishing (NTPBP). The National Translation Program for Book Publishing is designed to increase the availability of Canadian-authored books in both official languages, under the Government of Canada’s official language strategy, the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018.

Deadline(s)

15 June, 2016

15 October, 2016

30 January, 2017

The last deadline for this program is January 30, 2017 and GO! will no longer be available. You will need to send in your application by mail. Activities normally funded through this program will be eligible in the New Funding Model, starting 1 April, 2017. 

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Your completed application and all required support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

Grant Amount

Support for Translation

Publishers may apply for the cost of translating an eligible title, to a maximum of $25,000.

These grants cannot be used for translations that have already been completed before the application is submitted.

Support for Reading Fees for Prospective Titles

Eligible publishers can request additional support to cover the fee of a freelance reader to assess the suitability for its list of an existing book or books in the other official language. The book must meet the eligibility criteria for a literary title according to the Book Publishing Support guidelines. The maximum available per publisher for Reading Fees is $1,500 per annual application.

Support for Bilingual Editing

Eligible publishers can request additional support towards the cost of the services of a bilingual editor to verify the quality of the titles translated with the support of this program. The Canada Council’s contribution will cover 75% of the cost of the services of a freelance editor to a maximum of $2,500 per publisher per annual application. The funds can be applied to more than one title.

Support for the Promotion Translated Titles

You may request an amount towards special promotion of a translated work to a maximum of $2,500. The amount awarded is based on eligible expenses (such as posters, bookmarks, review copy mailings) in the budget submitted.

Eligibility

Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.

Applicant eligibility

The application must be submitted by the publisher who will publish the translation.

Publishers seeking assistance must currently be receiving Block Grants from the Canada Council.

In addition, publishers must:

  • already have published at least three eligible titles in the target (except in the case of translations into an Aboriginal language)
  • have an effective network for distribution of the translated works.
  • have an effective network for distribution of the translated works.

Translator eligibility

The translator must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and a recognized professional translator who has completed a degree in translation or has had at least one literary translation book published by a recognized publisher. The translator will also be considered eligible if he or she is a professional writer.

Title eligibility

Title eligibility criteria are the same as those for the Book Publishing Support: Block Grants program.

 

Further Information

Marion Vitrac
Program Officer
Writing and Publishing Section

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5537

TTY: 1-866-585-5559