Frankfurt 2020: Incentive for Purchasing Translation Rights and for Publishing in German

Canada will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest event of its kind, in October 2020. In this context, the Canada Council for the Arts will support the purchase of translation rights and the publication of works by Canadian authors for the German-speaking market. Specifically, the Canada Council, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, is setting up a one-time initiative for the translation, and in some cases, the production and promotion of Canadian works into German. For the duration of the initiative, the Council will fund the translation of works by Canadian authors even in genres normally outside its mandate. Opened for applications in March 2018, the initiative runs in the lead up to the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020, when Canada will showcase as the Guest of Honour country.

Application information

Who can apply?

–        Book publishers operating in German-speaking markets

What can you apply for?

–        Translation of Canadian literary and non-literary works into German

–        Expenses for associated promotional and production costs

How can I apply?

Complete and submit the application forms by email (preferred) or by mail/courier.

Further information:

Contact details:

Meredith Quaile PhD, Gestionnaire de projet, Francfort 2020 | Project Manager, Frankfurt 2020

Direction générale du commerce international, Secteur des affaires culturelles | International Trade Branch, Cultural Affairs Sector

Ministère du Patrimoine canadien | Department of Canadian Heritage

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