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Travel Grants

Flanders Literature supports both the production and the promotion of literature from Flanders abroad. When authors travel abroad to promote their translated work, Flanders Literature may pay for their travel costs.

Flanders Literature awards grants to foreign organisations that invite Flemish authors (writers, translators, illustrators, poets and graphic novelists) to events abroad that are closely linked to their literary activity. Such events may include readings, press presentations, festivals, book fairs, exhibitions, etc. Digital events are now also eligible for the travel grant. 

The grant covers, or contributes to, the travel expenses of Flemish authors who are invited abroad, or, in the case of a digital event, the costs incurred in organising the event for a maximum amount of 500 euros. It also provides a starting fee of 100 euros per event for the author that will be paid directly into the author’s account, with a maximum of 500 euros per grant. We expect the organisation to provide an additional and reasonable fee.

Guidelines 2024

My Flanders Literature

Applications should be submitted through the online portal My Flanders Literature. When you invite several authors to your event, please submit one application per author. 

We have created a manual to guide you through the application process step by step. If you have any questions, chances are you will find the answers here. Please always follow the procedures described in the manual. If something is not clear, let us know!


Please submit your application at least six weeks before the event takes place. If you submit your application after the deadline, no financial support will be possible.

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