About Grants

The Latvian Writers’ Union administers a number of grant programs that focus on the promotion of Latvian literature and publishing abroad.

Please, select the section that corresponds to your professional interest – translations or publishing.

ATTENTION: NEW CONTEST FOR FOREIGN PUBLISHERS IS OPEN! Deadline for applications is 21st of August.

Please see more information in GRANTS FOR PUBLISHERS.

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Results of the second contest are published! – see SUPPORTED PROJECTS

On 2nd of June, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. The competition is financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia. The Commission is composed of four experts: translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, cultural manager Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas.

In total, 21 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 9 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language and 9 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages (8 projects from SCCF resources and 1 – of the Ministry of culture).  Please see the list of supported projects below.

Please find forms of reports for foreign publishers here:

descriptive report – Descr report

financial report – FIN report


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