The six recipients were selected from among nearly 100 applications that came from across the region. Decisions were made with the assistance of a jury that included authors Ahmed Naje, Hussam Hilali, and Samar Yazbek, and playwright and researcher Meriam Bousselmi.
These grants are to support "projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English." The grants range in size from $12,500 to $25,000.
"The jury met at the beginning of August to select the 23 projects to receive a total of $219,000 in grants."
"Certainly this should apply to authors going abroad to promote their work."
The Prince Claus Fund has announced that it's accepting project proposals for its Cultural Defiance Fund from the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Libya, and Yemen.
According to the British Council call for applications, this is open to "any art form," which presumably includes writing, theatre productions, and other arts.
I'm not quite sure what the Arab British Centre has in mind with these grants, but surely the translation of Arabic literature could go to "improving the British public's understanding of the Arab world."
Arab writers, please note: The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC has issued a new open call for proposals in the categories of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Literature. Applications are open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab … Continue reading Arab Fund for Arts & Culture: Call for Proposals 2013
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is looking to fund projects that focus on "[r]esearch, writing and publishing of literary works, including novels, short stories, poetry, translations and biographies, in print and online." They're funding performing and visual artists, too. The AFAC's first open call of 2012 is for artists in three general categories: … Continue reading Have an Arab or Arabic Literary Project? Apply for Funds Now