Translation Funding Available from Spain’s Ministry of Culture

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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.

Spain Arts and CultureA 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.”

Application instructions are available in English, French and Spanish. For specific questions or information in local languages, the Ministry suggests contacting your local Spanish embassy.

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.

Read more about the scope of this funding project and get the application instructions here. For questions, send an email to

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Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.