For agents and publishers

Pilot scheme: Production subsidies for Norwegian children's picture books and illustrated non-fiction

As of today, NORLA has a pilot scheme offering production subsidies for children’s picture books (from 2012) and for some types of non-fiction (from 2014). Both trial programs are now extended beyond 2017.

PRODUCTION SUBSIDY FOR PUBLICATION OF CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
Foreign publishers, including publishers in the Nordic region, wishing to publish children’s and young adult’s picture books by Norwegian authors and illustrators may apply for production subsidies. The publication must uphold the same production standard as the Norwegian publication, and the publisher must simultaneously apply for a translation subsidy from NORLA.

It is possible to apply for a production subsidy from NORLA for up to NOK 8,000.
Normally the production grants will be between NOK 3,000 and 5,000.

The application must be submitted using the application form (below).

The application deadlines for production subsidies for children’s picture books are the same as for NORLA’s translation subsidies:
Non-fiction picture books:
1 February, 1 June and 1 October.
Fiction picture books:
1 April, 1 August and 15 November.

Should you have questions regarding the production subsidy for picture books, please contact NORLA’s senior adviser Dina Roll-Hansen.
We look forward to receiving your application.

PRODUCTION SUBSIDY FOR PUBLICATION OF ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION
Foreign publishers, including publishers in the Nordic region, can apply for production subsidies for the publication of Norwegian non-fiction containing a large number of illustrations or with exceptionally demanding technical production requirements. The publication must uphold the same production standard as the Norwegian publication, and the publisher must simultaneously apply for a translation subsidy from NORLA.
It is possible to apply for a production subsidy from NORLA for up to NOK 16,000.

The application must be submitted using the application form (below).

The application deadlines for production subsidies for illustrated non-fiction are the same as for the translation subsidies for non-fiction:
1 February, 1 June and 1 October.

Should you have questions regarding the production subsidy for illustrated non-fiction books, please contact NORLA’s senior adviser Per Øystein Roland.

We look forward to receiving your application.