Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Where
Sweden
When
2016
Who
The Swedish Arts Council
Key objectives of the measure:

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is an international award rewarding one or several laureates annually. The prize money is SEK 5 million, making it one of the world’s biggest international prizes for children’s and young adult literature. The size of the prize signals that children and young people’s reading is of the utmost importance. The amount is also intended to inspire those active in this area.  Authors, illustrators, storytellers and as well as reading promotors can be awarded the prize. The award can be made to one or more recipients, irrespective of language or nationality. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is administered by The Arts Council. In 2015 the award was made to PRAESA, Project for Alternative Education in South Africa.

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

The main feature of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award award is to strengthen and increase interest in children's and young adult literature

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

To strengthen and increase interest in children's and young adult literature around the world. 
 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

SEK 5,75 million

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Creation