Grants and Funding

The Publishers Association of New Zealand manages the international market development initiatives for New Zealand literature on behalf of Creative New Zealand. This includes funding for the translation of New Zealand titles into foreign languages and an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to attend literary festivals or engage in other international promotional events or activity.
In addition the CLNZ-funded International Career Development Fund provides funding to members to participate in international training opportunities.

Translation Fund

Creative New Zealand supports the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages with the Translation Fund scheme. Administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand, these grants can contribute up to 50% of the translation cost to a maximum of NZ$5000 per title.

The Translation Fund is administered by PANZ as part of a Contract for Services with Creative New Zealand to deliver Capability Building and International Market Development Initiatives for Literature 2019–2020. You can download an application form online or contact a representative for more information. 

As the Earth Turns Silver was the first recipient of the translation grant programme. It was published in March 2011 by Ediciones Siruela with the title Cuando la tierra se vuelve de plata.

 

Deadlines for applications

We welcome new applications three times a year. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application within four to six weeks of the closing date.

NOTE: Funding is spent down across the calendar year and rounds may not proceed if the funding is used in earlier rounds.

Details of the October 2020 round will be available soon

Eligibility

  • Any established foreign publisher purchasing foreign language rights that has an active backlist of no less than four titles. No more than two grants per year will be given to any one publisher.
  • Sales and translation contracts must be completed and signed at time of application and include a firm commitment to publish regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • The translation must be prior to printing stage at time of application.
  • Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate alignment with Creative New Zealand’s other international market development activities.

International Promotional Fund for Literature

The objective of the International Promotional Fund for Literature is to support the profile of New Zealand literature overseas. The Fund offers support to New Zealand authors for confirmed market development activities including attendance at an international literary festival, a book promotion tour overseas or other targeted opportunities offshore.

PANZ administers the International Promotional Fund for Literature as part of a Contract for Services with Creative New Zealand to deliver Capability Building and International Market Development Initiatives for Literature 2019–20. You can download an application form online or contact a representative for more information.

Proposal requirements

Your proposal must:

  • identify the objectives for the project.
  • outline the long-term benefits of the opportunity for the author including alignment with the author’s or publisher’s international strategy and the potential to leverage other projects.
  • include a copy of the author’s CV.
  • include a project budget — breakdown of income and expenditure including expenses covered by the international host (festival, publisher etc.), fundraising, personal contribution, and a quote from a travel agent or Internet site.
  • include written confirmation of the author’s availability for the prescribed dates of the festival, tour etc.
  • include a letter of invitation to the author from the festival, publisher, agent etc., and outline of role in the festival programme.

Funding

Creative New Zealand offers a maximum grant of NZ$3000 NZD (excl. GST) per author towards return economy airfares to attend an international promotional activity. Successful applicants will be allocated support based on available funds and the actual cost of flights at the time of assessment. The applicant is responsible for booking flights and for covering any shortfall in costs. Applicants are also responsible for additional costs including transfers, visas and travel insurance.

Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate alignment with Creative New Zealand’s other international market development activities (see Strategic Priorities in Criteria). 

Deadlines for applications

Note: Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the February and June IPF rounds will not be going ahead.

Details of the October 2020 round will be available soon.

5pm, 28 February
5pm, 29 June
5pm 26 October

We welcome new applications three times a year. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application within six weeks of the closing date.

NOTE: Funding is spent down across the calendar year and rounds may not proceed if the funding is used in earlier rounds.

How to Apply

Complete the application form by the deadline and return with supporting documents to:

Katherine Shanks, Membership Services Manager admin@publishers.org.nz