Friday, June 26, 2015

New Zealand Book Council/Creative New Zealand International Travel Fund grants open

Writers, publishers and festival event organisers are invited to apply for Round 1 of the 2015/2016 International Travel Fund grants, administered by the New Zealand Book Council, in partnership with Creative New Zealand. Applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday 28 August 2015. Applicants will be notified of the grant results in mid-September 2015.
The purpose of the International Travel Fund is to showcase New Zealand writing talent overseas by supporting New Zealand writers to attend a range of key international writing festivals and events.
Applicants are advised that funding will not be granted for retrospective attendance to festivals.
Target festivals
Priority will be given to those applications that align with Creative New Zealand’s strategic initiatives, such as the Te Manu Ka Tau international visitors’ programme, and the Focus on Asia initiative.
In addition, we anticipate building strong relationships with close neighbours Australia and key international English language festivals in the UK, Canada and the United States. The current target festivals are:
Individual enquiries accepted
Other literary festivals in the North East Asia region particularly South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan
We will also consider applications from other festivals and event organisers for initiatives that support Creative New Zealand’s strategic outcomes. However, priority will be given to the festivals listed above.
The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) in partnership with Creative New Zealand supports the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages. Information on the New Zealand Literature Translations Grant Programme can be found here
We will accept applications from publishers who wish to invite a writer whose book has been supported through the Translation Fund to participate in promotional tours. This must directly relate to the marketing of the book funded through this initiative.
Travel to other literary events and funding for other international opportunities can be applied for through Creative New Zealand Contestable Funding. Please see their website for details:
How to apply
For further information on how to apply for the International Travel Fund, visit the New Zealand Book Council website.

If you require further information on New Zealand authors who might be suitable for international events please contact Book Council Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson:

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