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Translation

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Create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply

The Translation component of Arts Across Canada funds activities linked to the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works into French, English or an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language for Canadian publication or presentation.

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

Activities - what is eligible

Your application can include 1 or more requests to:

  • translate Canadian-authored literary work into French, English or an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for publication
  • translate and surtitle Canadian-authored dramatic work into French, English or an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for Canadian presentation

In addition, you can apply once per year for an Annual Supplement for reading fees, bilingual editing and promotional expenses.

You can't apply for activities that occur before you submit your application, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • theatre and multidisciplinary groups and collectives
  • theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations
  • multidisciplinary organizations
  • literary book publishers

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Additionally, for organizations with profiles in Literary Arts, you must presently receive core (operating) support through the Support to Book Publishing: Block Grants (Annual and Multi-Year) program.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component.

Amounts you can request

These are the amounts you can request towards translation and surtitling.

Literature projects: The amount of the grant is based on the word count of the source text and the following per-word rates:

  • $0.25 for poetry
  • $0.20 for drama
  • $0.18 for all other genres.

Theatre projects:

  • Translation of scripts: The amount of the grant is based on the word count of the source text and the per-word rate of $0.20.
  • Translation of surtitles: There is no fixed rate; applicants should propose total anticipated costs.