International book fairs and festivals

Authors and international festivals can apply to Arts Grants for support towards the author's participation in international book festivals or other international market development activity. 

Grants can be used towards costs associated with engaging virtually, or flights and accommodation if travel is permitted at the time of application (check

A strong application would include:

  • Confirmation of your invitation.
  • A clear explanation of how the opportunity will contribute to the author(s) career development and ongoing practice.

The International Promotional Fund for Literature, previously delivered on our behalf by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ), will no longer be offered.

However, we will partner with PANZ to manage international market development initiatives, such as publishers attendance at international book fairs and the translation of New Zealand titles into foreign languages. More information will be available on our International programme webpage in late August.