GRANTS FOR TRANSLATORS
German Centre of the ITI
The International Theatre Insitute devotes itself to the reciprocal
exchange of theatre artists worldwide and to an improved understanding
of world cultures. The German Centre shapes and initiates projects,
realizes its own Festival, symposia and workshops, and supports artistic
encounters on an international level. It also advises artists, organisers
and producers about international collaborations.
German Centre of the ITI
Phone +49 (0)30 -791 17 77
Fax +49 (0)30 -791 18 74
International Committee of the ITI
INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
The Goethe Institute, as an institution, works worldwide to foster cultural
cooperation. It stages cultural events, encourages Festival contributions
in many forms including dance, theatre, literature and translation. Amongst
its multifarious activities is support for the following: for German companies
to tour abroad; for artists from emerging countries to experience residencies
in Germany; for the translation of German books and plays into other languages
and for the publication of German literature in translation.
Central office Munich
Dachauer Straße 122
Phone + 49 (0)89 -1 59 21-0
Fax + 49 (0)89 -1 59 21-4 50
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
The Literary Colloquium in Berlin gives targeted support to art and
science. The form of this support includes encounters and conversations
between writers, translators, members of other literary professions
and the readership / audience. The Colloquium is the birthplace and
now the home to the 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft literarischer Gesellschaften
und Gedenkstätten' (the Association of literary societies and memorial
foundations) and since 1977 is also home to the German Translators'
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Am Sandwerder 5
Phone +49 (0)30 -816 996-0
Fax +49 (0)30 -816 996-19
Verband deutschprachiiger Übersetzer literarischer und wissenchaftlicher
Werke e.V. (VdÜ) (The Association for Translators of literary and
scientific works into German)
This is the professional association for literary translators. It provides
accessible and clear biographical details of its members, including
contact addresses and details of their work. It also provides information
about seminars and events, as well as services available. The site also
gives details of numerous prizes, the conditions attached to them, entry
details and how awards have been allocated, as well as contact addresses
and information about residencies, bursaries for residencies, and travel
and workshop grants.
Verband deutscher Schriftsteller in ver.di
Phone (Erika Palm) +49 (0)30 -6956-2327
Fax +49 (0)30 -6956-3656
Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium Straelen
This Translators' Centre - College, situated in Straelen near the Dutch
border, is open to professional literary translators as a fully equipped
centre for work and study. It offers residencies, holds seminars and
is co-responsible with the art foundation NRW for presenting the Translators'
Prize, an award amounting to 25.000Euro.
Phone: +49 (0)2834 -1069
Fax: +49 (0)2834 -7544
Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. (BDÜ) Bundesgeschäftsstelle
Phone: +49 (0)30 88712830
Fax: +49 (0)30 88712840
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Theater-Transfer/ Transfert - Théâtral
Since 1999 the DVA Foundation annually awards four generous grants to
German and French translators. Its aim is to promote German - French
exchange ' by awarding grants for certain translations of plays by living
playwrights, whose work contributes significantly to the development
of contemporary theatre in their respective countries'. Deadline for
applications is the 31st March each year.
Applications for translations of French plays into German:
Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse Transfert Théâtral
Applications for translations of German plays into French:
Goethe Institut Lyon- Theater-Transfer
16-18, rue François Dauphin
Berliner Festspiele - Stückemarkt
The Berlin Play Market is held in the framework of the 'Theatertreffen'
Berlin, mounted by the Berlin Festival. The year's most outstanding
productions are shown at the Theatertreffen, whilst the Play Market
presents new dramatic works in performed readings, often plays by, as
yet, little known playwrights. From 2003 onwards, work by playwrights
from other parts of Europe has been presented alongside that of their
Phone + 49 (0)30 -25489 -318/ -233
FIND - Festival Internationale Neue Dramatik
Since 2000, the Schaubühne in Berlin has mounted an annual festival,
to present and highlight trends and developments in contemporary theatre
through performed readings, in-house productions, visiting company productions
and discussion events.
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Phone: +49 (0)30 -89002 -0
Fax +49 (0)30 -89002 -190
Marketing director (Andreas Seyffert)
Since 2000 and its season, the Thalia-Theater has run a special playwrights'
event. From the countless plays submitted to the theatre, the best are
selected by the new adjudicator, Simone Meier. These are presented to
the public in the form of readings and workshop productions in the course
of the 'Writers' Long Night'. Visiting companies and podium discussions
round out the programme.
Thalia Theater Hamburg
The Play Market in Hamburg is an annual Festival. A European country
is selected, from which plays are chosen to be presented alongside new
German work. The countries to date have been Italy, France and Russia.
Mülheimer Theatertage "Stücke"
Up to eight German world premiere productions of the current season
are invited each year to this Festival, which has been an annual event
since 1976 and the best play is awarded the prestigious Mülheim
Translators from abroad are invited to a workshop, held every to years
by the ITI German Centre to coincide with the Festival.
Mülheimer Theatertage NRW
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Theaterbiennale Wiesbadener: Neue Stücke aus Europa
The Bonner Biennale first came into existence in 1992. Since 2004 the
Festival has been held in Wiesbaden at the State Theatre and exclusively
stages plays by contemporary playwrights in their original language
with a simultaneous translation into German. A young playwrights' forum
is also held, using German and English as the working languages. There
are also symposia and discussions focussing on current issues in European
Phone +49 (0)611 -132 442
Fax +49 (0)611 -132 244
Theater der Zeit
This is a specialist magazine for politics and theatre. The latest developments
in German language theatre and international theatre are featured, along
with the latest reviews, debates, issues, interviews etc. The monthly
calendar for theatre, TV and radio premieres is available on its website.
The website also has comprehensive links (along with their addresses)
to theatres throughout German-speaking countries. A small selection
of articles from the current publication can also be consulted.
Theater der Zeit
Klosterstraße 68 -70
Phone +49 (0)30 -2472 -2414
Fax +49 (0)30 -2472 -2415
Theatre today is a specialist magazine, which claims to encompass and
report on every current happening in the theatre world. It contains
reviews, profiles, interviews and articles, along with links to theatres,
Festivals and institutions in the German-speaking countries.
Phone +49 (0)30 -254 495 -10
Fax +49 (0)30 -254 495 -12
Writers, playwrights and translators will find this site useful. It
enables detailed research into possible grant funding for their work
and into competitions for writers held in the German-speaking world,
as well as internationally.
This site run by Christoph Wolf gives an excellent overview of theatre
life in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (including small theatre companies).
It also gives addresses for publishers, drama schools, magazines and
many other useful links.
The publishing house founded by Sandra Uschtrin brings out the 'Writers'
Handbook' every year, containing addresses and information concerning
the world of literature and the media. From their website you can also
freely download the most up to date information concerning these subjects.
Their email information service also provides the latest updates on
Phone +49 (0)89 -15980 -166
Fax +49 (0)89 -15980 -167