Translation Programme of the National Culture Fund

National Culture Fund
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The National Culture Fund is the Bulgarian organisation at national level that supports the creation, development and spread of Bulgarian culture and art nationwide and abroad.

The programme supports single projects for translation of Bulgarian fiction (eligible costs for translation work). Bulgarian and foreign publicly subsidised organisations, publishing houses, as well as private and non-governmental organizations whose main activity involves translation and book publishing books are all eligible to apply for this programme.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Translation Programme contributes to promoting contemporary Bulgarian fiction outside the country by supporting the translation into different languages of publications from various genres of contemporary Bulgarian literary works, seeking to preserve and present their diversity to a foreign audience.
In 2016, a total of 4 applicants participated in the tender, out of which 4 projects received financing totalling USD 8,990.
In 2017, a total of 5 applicants took part, out of which 4 projects received funding totalling USD 9,162.
In 2018, a total of 15 applicants participated, out of which 10 projects received funding totalling USD 28,632.
In 2019, a total of 11 applicants participated, out of which 9 projects received funding totalling USD 30,464 .

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Total amount for the period 2016 - 2019 - 77,249 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Annual publication of a report and analysis on the NCF website. This measure is evolving positively, trending towards gradual expansion.