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Managed bySlovene Writers’ Association
 Slovene PEN Centre
 Centre for Slovenian Literature
Milan Jesih, President
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Tanja Petrič, Co-ordination
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Established in 1992 as a successor of the Vladimir Bartol Fund, the Trubar Foundation (named after the Slovene protestant reformer Primož Trubar) is administered jointly by the Slovene Writers’ Association, the Slovene PEN Centre and the Centre for Slovene Literature with the aim of providing subsidies of up to 50 % of printing costs to encourage foreign publishers to publish translations of works by Slovene authors. Priority is given to the works of fiction, poetry, drama or literary essays of living authors who are already established in Slovenia.

The Foundation has a Board of seven members which meets at least twice a year, usually in March and October (the deadlines are 1st March and 1st October). Applications for funding should include the title of the book, name of the author, name of the translator, length in pages, number of copies and the planned date of publication. Publishers should also prepare a financial estimate of all costs associated with publication, including copyright, royalties, layout, paper, printing, binding. The application should be accompanied by the publisher’s latest catalogue. Updated information and an application form are available at the Slovene Writers’ Association's website.

Although the Trubar Foundation does not subsidise translation costs, publishers and translators may apply directly to the Ministry of Culture for translation grants. The Trubar Foundation is supported by the Ministry of Culture and other sources.

Copies of each work, subsidised by the Trubar Foundation, are donated to the National and University Library (NUK). In 2005, the Trubar Foundation organized an exhibition in co-operation with NUK to present 220 titles that had been published in the first 13 years of the Foundation's activity.

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