Czech Literary Centre travel grants

The Czech Literary Centre (CLC), a section of the Moravian Library (ML), announces its programme for the support of Czech authors travelling to literary events abroad (festivals, readings, book launches, lectures, debates etc.). The applicant can be an event organiser or an author.

Application deadline for 2018 is:

31.10.2018 (for the period of 1.1.2019 to 15.5.2019)

Application deadlines for 2019 are:

31.3.2019 (for the period of 15.5.2019 to 15.10.2019)

31.8.2019 (for the period of 15.10.2019 to 15.12.2019)

31.10.2019 (for the period of 1.1.2020 to 15.5.2020)

These grants are intended for authors and illustrators. Other literary professionals can apply for travel grants from the Arts and Theatre Institute.

 

For event organisers:

The financial support can cover up to 70% of total costs for the event and its allocation and amount is assessed by the Czech Literary Centre (CLC) travel committee which gives the Moravian Library (ML) recommendations regarding the allocation of support. Support can be requested for appearance fees, travel expenses, meal allowances, accommodation, promotion, interpreting and moderation costs. If the organiser is awarded support, they can receive 40% of the awarded amount before the event (based on an invoice and a copy of promotional materials/a website screenshot or other proof that the author will be taking part in the event) and 60% after the event on the basis of a final report, invoices and documentation (the rules for the contents of these documents will be set by the ML in a contract with the organiser), or they can receive 100% of the awarded amount after the event on the basis of a final report, invoices and documentation (the rules for the contents of these documents will be set by the ML in a contract with the organiser). Applicants cannot request payment in advance for events taking place in January; 100% of the awarded support is paid after the event.

Send the completed application form in English, Czech or Slovak (downloadable here) including the budget to info@czechlit.cz with the subject line: ‘Request for travel support: name of author (name of applying institution)’. Further conditions are stated in the application form, which is an integral part of this request for financial support and are binding for the applicant.

For authors:

The financial support can cover up to 100% of the total costs. The author may apply for appearance and travel fees and meal allowances. A condition of the application is that the event organiser must provide the author with adequate accommodation (i.e. not at the expense of the ML). This must be confirmed by a contract between the author and the event organiser. Furthermore, the event organiser must agree to include the CLC and ML logos in its print and promotional materials, the author must prove this agreement when submitting the application. The author must also include an invitation letter from the event organiser in their application.

The CLC travel committee decides on the allocation and amount of financial support. The author will receive 50% of the awarded amount based on a request for the payment of 50% of the awarded amount within 15 days after the presentation of the planned event in the organisers materials (on the basis of documentation proving the author’s travel expenses and a copy of promotional materials / website or other proof of the author’s presence at the event) and the remaining 50% on the basis of a final report, invoices and documentation (the rules for the contents of these documents will be set by the ML in a contract with the author), or they can receive the full awarded amount after the event on the basis of a final report, invoices and documentation (the rules for the contents of these documents will be set by the ML in a contract with the author). Applicants cannot request payment in advance for events taking place in January; 100% of the awarded support is paid after the event.

Send the completed application form in English, Czech or Slovak (downloadable here) to info@czechlit.cz with the subject line: ‘Request for travel support: your name’. Further conditions are stated in the application form, which is an integral part of this request for financial support and are binding for the applicant.

The events can take place after a co-organisation contract between the ML and the applicant has been signed.

Next application submission deadline: 31.10.2018

Applications related to the presentation of Czech literature at the Leipzig Book Fair, i.e. from 18th to 24th March, and which are intended for events held at the book fair or as part of the Leipzig Liest festival are assessed exclusively by the Moravian Library within the Leipzig 2019 project.

The applications are assessed by the CLC travel committee.

The results for events taking place between 1.2.2018 to 15.5.2018 can be found here.

The results for events taking place between 15.5.2018 to 14.10.2018 can be found here.

The results for events taking place between 15.10.2018 to 15.12.2018 can be found here.

Downloads

Application form for event organisers

Application form for authors

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