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Rights Purchase Grant Program

The Institut français helps Canadian publishers offset the cost of acquiring the rights from books translated from French. Grant beneficiaries are selected by the Institut français in Paris. The amount awarded cannot exceed the amount of the advance that has to be paid to the French publisher for the acquisition of rights.

Canadian publishers wishing to participate and seeking a grant through this program should fill in the application form below and provide the required documents listed below.

Terms & Conditions

This is a bi-annual program. In order to be processed, applications forms should be filled in and all information should be sent by January 5th, 2018 to both of the following email addresses: charlotte.groult@diplomatie.gouv.fr / violette.soulier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Please note that the section in which information about the translator can be provided must be filled out (a few lines of CV). Any incomplete submissions will not be taken into account.

Besides, Canadian publishers have to inform French publishers in advance about their application in order to withhold the payment of the rights to wait to know if they obtain the grant. It’s not possible to apply for a book whose advance have already been paid to the French publisher. Publishing dates of the works should be at least four months after the deadline for application (the book shouldn't be published before May 31st).

Requested Documents

- completed application form
- signed and dated balanced budget in Euros*
- signed copy of the contract with the originating publisher
- 2 filled out and signed agreements with the Institut français. Please find a courtesy translation of the agreement in English. This document is for reference only, applicants must complete and sign the FRENCH VERSION.

Please mail two signed original hard copies of the convention to this adress:

Charlotte Groult, Book and Debates Officer
Acquisition of Rights Program
Consulate General of France
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 2200
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

Please use only the documents attached below.

* The French Ministry of Finance Exchange Rate should be used to convert Dollars into euros. If the date on which the contract was drawn up appears on the document, use that date to calculate rate of exchange (not the date on which the publisher/author signed the contract).