Some time ago, Miroslav Šašek copyright heirs from the Czech Republic, Belgium and Switzerland made the decision to use those rights for the establishment of a charitable trust, which was registered at the Regional Court in České Budějovice on 26th September 2011. The aims of the Miroslav Šašek Trust – as outlined in its statute – included those of encouraging the dissemination of the work of Miroslav Šašek internationally and of promoting the creation of children’s books by contemporary authors. The original trust is now in the process of becoming a foundation.

For 2014 the Miroslav Šašek Foundation is inviting applications for grants to support the creation of illustrated books for children. The competition is open to writer-illustrators from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Financial support totalling 300.000,-Czech crowns (ca. 11.000,-EUR) is to be shared out among the winning projects, and the deadline for applications is 31st August 2014.

Please find more details in section Grant application process or here.