As of January 1st 2014, FarLit has taken over the administration of the Nordic translation grant for the Faroe Islands. The grant is allocated by the Nordic Council of Ministers and is under administration by literature centers in the Nordic countries and regions. Winners of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize are given priority for up to 3 years after the fact and special attention is given to minor languages in the Nordic region.
Applicable to the Faroese portion of the grant:
Nordic publishing houses can apply for translation fees of an original Faroese work into another Nordic language through FarLit. It is possible, on a limited scale, to apply for production costs. A certain amount of the grant is set aside for children’s and young adult literature. A committee of three will decide the distribution based upon certain criteria like quality of the work and translator qualifications. Deadlines are biannual: April 1stand October 1st. Applicants must fill out the information required on the application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or Farlit, á Hjalla 7B, 100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (marked: Nordic translation grant).
Go to our ‘Grants‘ page to get more information and download a fillable pdf of the application.