Center for the Art of Translation receives NEA grant to support Two Lines

December 3, 2012

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced this week that the Center for the Art of Translation is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Center for the Art of Translation is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support Two Lines Press, publishing international literature in translation.

The grant will support publication and promotion of Two Lines books, including works translated from Spanish and French; and the twentieth volume of the TWO LINES World Writing in Translation anthology series. NEA funds will also support publication of new works in Two Lines Online.

“I’m proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including Two Lines Press,” said Chairman Landesman. “These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging audiences, and exemplary education programs.”

“We’re very happy to be continuing our partnership with the NEA to bring great world writing to readers in English,” says CJ Evans, Editor of Two Lines Press. “We hope to meet the increased demand for great translations of essential literature from around the globe, and believe these works will play an essential part in America’s reading culture into the future. ”

In March 2012, the NEA received 1,509 eligible applications for Art Works requesting more than $74 million in funding. The 832 recommended NEA grants total $22.3 million, span 13 artistic disciplines and fields, and focus primarily on the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing works for the benefit of American audiences. Applications were reviewed by panels of outside experts convened by NEA staff, and each project was judged on its artistic excellence and merit.

For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at