Subsidies

An overview of subsidies granted by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Translation grants

A foreign publisher can apply for financial support for the publication in translation of a Dutch work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, or a graphic novel or children’s book. This kind of subsidy is intended to encourage foreign publishers to publish Dutch literature in translation.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
Publishers
  Translation costs
  Continuous
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Travel Costs

The Dutch Foundation for Literature offers subsidies to cover travel expenses incurred by Dutch- or Frisian-language authors who participate in literary programmes, public events or other activities aimed at promoting their work in translation in other countries.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
Literary organizations
  Travelling expenses
  Continuous
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Illustrated Children's Books

In the case of high quality illustrated children’s books, foreign publishers can apply for financial assistance to cover a proportion of the production costs. The amount granted is based on the direct production costs per copy. The maximum sum that may be awarded is € 2,800. Subsidies granted under this scheme are funded by the Mondriaan Foundation and the Dutch Foundation for Literature. If the translator has been approved by the foundation, a translation subsidy of max 70% of the total cost of translation can be granted.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
Publishers
  Translation costs
  Continuous
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Grants awarded

For the latest news about who has been granted one of the Letterenfonds' awards, please see our overview of news about grants awarded.
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