The results of the first call for proposals under the Creative Europe - Culture Sub-programme for or Literary Translation projects have been published.
The Culture Sub-programme supports Literary Translation projects to promote the transnational circulation of high quality literary works, improve access to these literary works in the EU and beyond and reach new audiences.
Grants could be awarded to publishers or publishing houses for the translation and publication of European 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.
The source and target languages of the translations had to be officially recognised languages of one of the countries taking part in the programme.
In general, Literary Translation Projects contained packages of 3-10 books for translation, had to be of up to 3 years' duration, and could receive a maximum grant of €100,000 per year.
The deadline for the call for proposals was 12/03/2014.
Grants were awarded to 74 Literary Translation projects, out of 261 proposals, for a total amount of close to €3.6 million EUR.
The results are available on the website of the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency.