Subsidies

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

Support for Ukrainian artists in the Netherlands

Last year, the Dutch government has announced that it will allocate extra funds to support artists who were forced to flee their country after the Russian attack on Ukraine since the 24th of February 2022 and are living in the Netherlands. This follow-up of the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists in 2022 resulted in the Support Programma for Ukrainian Artists 2024. These programmes are financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, allocating € 465.000 for Ukrainian artists in 2024. The Dutch Foundation for Literature is coordinating this on behalf of the six national cultural foundations.

PLEASE NOTE: The subsidy budget is approaching its limit; therefore, submit your application as soon as possible. For organizations that have submitted an application and have not received a response: we are processing the submitted requests, our aim is to communicate the decision within four weeks after receiving a complete application.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
    31 May 2024 or as soon as the budget has been allocated
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Support for dissident Russian artists in the Netherlands

Last year, the Dutch government has announced that it will allocate extra funds to support artists who were forced to flee their country after the Russian attack on Ukraine since the 24th of February 2022 and are living in the Netherlands. This follow-up of the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists in 2022 resulted in two programmes: the Support programme for Ukrainian artists 2024 and the separate Support programme for Russian dissident artists 2024. These programmes are financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, allocating € 465.000 for Ukrainian artists and € 70.000 for Russian dissident artists in 2024. The Dutch Foundation for Literature is coordinating this on behalf of the six national cultural foundations.

PLEASE NOTE: The subsidy budget is approaching its limit; therefore, submit your application as soon as possible. For organizations that have submitted an application and have not received a response: we are processing the submitted requests, our aim is to communicate the decision within four weeks after receiving a complete application.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
    31 May 2024 or as soon as the budget has been allocated
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Translation grants

for Foreign Publishers

A foreign publisher can apply for financial support for the publication in translation of a Dutch work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, a graphic novel or children’s book. Translation grants may also be made available to literary magazines and for exclusively digital publications. 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

Publishers, festivals and literary organisations may apply for a subsidy for the costs of promotional activities of recently translated Dutch authors abroad. The grant will cover the travel expenses of the invited author(s) up to a maximum of € 3,000.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
Literary organisations
  Travel costs
  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. The maximum sum that may be awarded is € 2,800. If the translator has been approved by the foundation, an additional translation subsidy of max 70% of the cost of translation can be granted.

For whom   For what   Deadlines
Publishers
  Translation costs
  Continuous
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Grants awarded

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