"Programa Sur" - Translation Support Program

Argentina, Argentina
Date :
Expiration Date :
30 Nov 2021

Project Category

Consultation by Specialists

Project Purpose & Description

The Program was launched as a result of the commitment made by the Argentine Government to promote the translation of literary works by Argentine authors into foreign languages and to disseminate Argentina’s imagery, ideas and values abroad.

These works can be chosen from different literary genres and they may be by both classic and contemporary Argentine authors, whose themes are representative of the country’s national identity.

Activity Description & Outcome

The Publishing House will be required to complete the project with the publication of the work. This publication must be completed by November 30 of the year following that of the invitation. The time period in which to present requests for grants will be from February 15 to September 30 of each year.

Argentine publishers, the authors of the literary works or the agents who own copyrights can act on behalf of foreign publishers, but payment is always made to the latter.

Since its creation, the Program has awarded more than 1,500 literary works translated into 47 languages.


Participants Table
Member Countries FEALAC countries
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Project Contact Point

Project Contact Point Table
Name Diego Lorenzo
Position Coordinator/Manager
Department Directorate for Cultural Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic
E-mail lzd@mrecic.gov.ar
Telephone +54 11 4819 7295
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