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Translation grants for Norwegian contemporary drama

The Writers’ Guild of Norway (in Norwegian: Dramatikerforbundet) may award grants for the translation of Norwegian dramatic works to other languages. The primary purpose of the grant scheme is to contribute to the presentation/production of Norwegian drama abroad.

In order to apply for a grant, you need confirmed interest from a producer/arranger or agent outside Norway and the services of a professional translator.
In addition to supporting translations with a view to full production, grants may also be awarded for the translation of works for promotional purposes or public readings and for the translation of synopses for presentation. Applications may be made by translator, writer or producer. The translation grant scheme is financed by NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad.

Application deadlines: 15th February, 15th May, 15th September and 15th November.
Read more on how to apply here.

Applications for translation grants for drama to be published in book-form should be sent directly to NORLA.
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Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website for information about the project, news and events.

Frankfurt 2019