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.

Travel grants are also available for educational publishers who are engaged in export initiatives thanks to an Education New Zealand funded initiative.

Translation Fund

Creative New Zealand supports the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages with the Translation Fund scheme which is administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand. These grants can contribute up to 50% of the translation cost to a maximum of 5,000 NZD per title.

The Translation Fund is one of the opportunities administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) as part of a Contract for Services with Creative New Zealand to deliver Capability Building and International Market Development Initiatives for Literature 2015 – 2018. 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 published in March 2011 by Ediciones Siruela with the title Cuando la tierra se vuelve de plata.

Deadlines for applications

  • 5pm, 28 February
  • 5pm, 31 August

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

Eligibility

  • Any established foreign publisher purchasing foreign language rights who 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.
  • 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 international promotion of New Zealand literature. 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 offshore, targeted opportunities.

The International Promotional Fund for Literature is one of the opportunities administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) as part of a Contract for Services with Creative New Zealand to deliver Capability Building and International Market Development Initiatives for Literature 2015 – 2018. 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 terms 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 etc., 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 is offering a maximum grant of 3,000 NZD (excl. GST) per author towards return economy airfares to attend an international promotional activity. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate alignment with Creative New Zealand’s other international market development activities (see Priorities in Criteria). 

Deadlines for applications

5pm, 28 February
5pm, 31 August 

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

How to Apply

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

Jo Quinn, Office Manager admin@publishers.org.nz

 

Educational Publishing Export Grants

A partnership between Education New Zealand and PANZ has welcomed a new grants scheme to support educational publishing export initiatives. For more information on these grants please contact Anne de Lautour.