Canada Council for the Arts
Grants to Canada artistic groups, companies, and organizations to translate Canadian dramatic or literary works into English, French, or an Aboriginal language, for Canadian presentation or publication. Applicants must create an account in the online grants portal at least 30 days prior to applying.
Your application can include 1 or more requests to:
-Translate Canadian-authored literary work into French, English or an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for publication
-Translate and surtitle Canadian-authored dramatic work into French, English or an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, for Canadian presentation
In addition, you can apply once per year for an Annual Supplement for reading fees, bilingual editing, and promotional expenses.
GrantWatch ID#: 177884
Grants provide up to $25,000 for each translation, plus an Annual Supplement for targeted costs.
Annual Supplement costs:
-Up to $1,500 per year for reading fees for prospective titles (from a freelance professional reader)
-Up to $2,500 per year for bilingual editing (from a freelance professional editor)
-Up to $2,000 per title (to a maximum of 8 titles) for promotional expenses for translated published works supported by this component
You can receive grants for up to 8 translations per year (March 1 - February 28/29).
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
-Theatre and multidisciplinary groups and collectives
-Theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations
-Literary book publishers
Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.
Additionally, for organizations with profiles in Literature, you must presently receive core (operating) support through the Support to Book Publishing: Block Grants (Annual and Multi-Year) program.
Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this component.
You can't apply for activities that occur before your project start date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.
In addition to the criteria set out in the applicant profiles, the following activities are not eligible for grants from the Canada Council:
-Activities proposed by someone under 18 years old
-Activities that are illegal according to the Criminal Code of Canada
-Artistic activities that are led by non-professionals
-Activities that are carried out to satisfy the course requirements of an educational institution
-Activities that directly support the delivery of an educational program or course
-Activities that are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples)
-Self-publishing or author-subsidized publishing of literary works (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples)
-Activities carried out by organizations that have not paid, or do not pay, fees or royalties to artists according the standards of the arts practice or sector
-Capital expenditures, unless explicitly eligible
-Contests and competitions (including prizes and awards)
-Contributions to endowment funds
The General List of Ineligible Activities may be viewed here:
Applicants must create an account in the online grants portal and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before applying.
You are encouraged to speak with a Canada Council Program Officer before submitting an application to this component for the first time.
-June 20, 2018
-October 17, 2018
-January 16, 2019
Notification of results:
Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance. More information may be found here:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application Portal:
1-800-263-5588, ext. 4039
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon