1. Initiatives
  2. Canada in Germany

Due to the overwhelming success of the Canada in Germany Initiative, the application period for the Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for German Cultural Organizations and the Special Initiative for Canadian Artists is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications to these two initiatives, but The Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German remains open for applications.
Explore Canada Council’s programs for other funding components that support international presence and development.

Bringing Canadian Arts to Germany

The Canada Council for the Arts is bringing Canadian arts to Germany in 2020 with three one-time initiatives.

In the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair—where Canada will be the Guest of Honour—the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase Canadian creativity.

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to contribute to Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour country (GoH) at the Frankfurt Book Fair, in collaboration with federal partners at Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage.

This is a unique opportunity to share the diversity of Canada’s artistic, literary and cultural expression with Germany.

Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German

Open for applications

The Canada Council has partnered with the Department of Canadian Heritage to offer a funding initiative for the translation of Canadian literary and non-literary works into German.

Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for Canadian Artists

Closed for applications

The Canada Council has created an initiative to support Canadian artists, groups and organizations with artistic engagements in Germany from October 16, 2019, to October 18, 2020.

Canada as Guest of Honour: Special Initiative for German Cultural Organizations

Closed for applications

The Canada Council has set up an initiative to support non-commercial German organizations to present Canadian arts and culture in Germany during this Guest of Honour year.

Associated Initiatives

Canada FBM2020

Canada FBM2020 is responsible for the design and implementation of literary programming in Germany.

For more information, visit www.canadafbm2020.com

Singular pluraity

Tanzmesse

Bringing Dance from Canada to Germany! Call to Canadian dance artists, collectives, groups and arts organizations.

Learn more

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jazzahead!

Canada will be the focus of jazzahead! 2020

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Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German 

Application information

Who can apply?

  • Book publishers operating in German-speaking markets

What can you apply for?

  • Translation of Canadian works into German
  • Expenses for associated promotional and production costs

How can I apply?

Complete and submit the application forms by email (preferred) or by mail/courier.

How will my application be assessed

An internal committee organized by the Canada Council assesses the applications based on the established categories and weighted criteria detailed in the Frankfurt 2020: Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German guidelines. The Canada Council may also seek input from outside experts as needed.

For more information

Lien De Nil

Program Officer, Supporting Artistic Practice

E-mail: lien.denil@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4148

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4148

Deadline and Grant Amount

CALENDAR
Any time before the translation is completed

Up to

50% of translation costs up to $20,000

Up to

$2,000

to cover promotion expenses

Up to

$4,000

to cover production expenses for certain types of books

Resources

Canada celebrated at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair

As the Guest of Honour country of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020, Canada will be responsible for designing and building a pavilion that will feature the country’s rich talent and cultural diversity. The pavilion, which will occupy the Fair’s main stage, will be filled with various Canadian cultural exhibitions; it will also offer programming such as author readings, dance, film and music that will promote Canadian artists and cultural entrepreneurs on the international scene. In the year leading up to the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase Canadian creativity and the Canada Council with different federal partners at Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage offer different initiatives to support a vibrant, diversified and strong Canadian artistic presence.

 

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair serves as the largest global marketplace for publishers, retailers, librarians, editors and authors to network, generate new business, and buy and sell book rights and licenses. The Fair is a central hub showcasing technology and innovation in the book publishing sector, with around 275,000 visitors and 10,000 media representatives attending each year.