The establishment of "Literary Translation Fund”

Where
Albania
When
2017
Who
Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:
The main objective of this measure is promotion and enhancing cultural exchanges between cultures through translation from foreign language literature into Albanian and vice versa.

Furthermore, its aim is to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature in foreign countries.

The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:
One of the pilot projects of the Ministry of Culture since 2014 is "Literary Fund of Translation". Translation support has been one of the main objectives of the Ministry of Culture in terms of promoting and motivating the protagonists and transferring the most important literary values ​​from foreign languages to Albanian. 
In 2016 the initiative was expanded with an additional fund for translation of important works of Albanian literature into foreign languages. This measure also aimed to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature abroad.
The establishment of this fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers.
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
Increasing the flow of translations from Albanian to foreign languages ​​and vice versa.

 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

In 2014  2.500.000 Albanian Leks

in 2015  3,480,000 Albanian Leks

in 2016  2.507.000 Albanian Leks for the translations from foreign languages to Albanian  and 1.208.560 Albanian Leks ffor the translations from the Albanian language to several foreign languages.

 In total, financial amounts allocated to translations during three years were 9.695.560 Albanian Leks

 

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:
Translation Fund has encouraged and assisted with the addition of translations of successful and important artistic works of European and world literature in Albanian and vice versa. The adoption of such a measure further persuaded the work done by the Ministry of Culture for the preparation of the portal of Albanian authors in English ( www.albanianbooks.al/) where the interested persons can find the necessary information for Albanian literature and authors.

 

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of published titles and funds allocated.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution