By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson
Last week, Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport published the application deadline and further information about its 2016 translation funding program (in Spanish), available for both literary and scientific works originally published in Spanish, Basque, Catalan or Galician. Translations into a variety of languages are eligible.
The application deadline for the latest round of translation funding is April 4, 2016. Publishers must have a signed contract with a translator before applying and may submit up to five translation projects per year. Decisions will be made within 4-6 months of the application deadline.
A committee of experts will award translation funding—up to 100% of the translation costs—based on “the work’s cultural value and translation quality, and the publisher’s distribution and marketing capacity.”
In addition, the Accion Cultural Española is offering subsidies for Spanish authors, artists and cultural professionals to travel to the U.S. to promote their work. The deadline to apply for this funding is March 31, 2016.