The Icelandic Literature Center supports Icelandic authors through travel grants in order to promote their works abroad. Authors, foreign publishers or organisations can apply for the grant and thus make foreign readers familiar with the remarkable Icelandic literature.
If the application is succesfull the grant is a contribution to travel costs but not to accomodation. The application must be handed in online. It is possible to put in a bid for a grant up to eight weeks after the travel. The Icelandic Literature center is funded by the Icelandic government. It aims at raising awareness for Icelandic literature and promotes its distribution.
The next deadline for travel grants is coming up. Apply until May 15th.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)