FILI has its own residency programme for foreign translators of Finnish literature. The next three-week residence period is scheduled from 27 February to 19 March 2017.

The residency programme covers travel, accommodation and a stipend of 750 euros.

Next year’s residencies will be held at Villa Eläintarha in Helsinki, where FILI makes rooms available to translators. This idyllic nineteenth century villa is located on the shore of Töölönlahti Bay, a short distance from the city centre. The villa is owned by the City of Helsinki, and other artists’ residencies are also held there.

The rooms come with basic furnishings, plus bed linen and bath towels. Residents share a living room (with TV), as well as 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets and a kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences so that residents can prepare their own meals there. Residents also have a washing machine and dryer reserved for their use.

FILI’s translators-in-residence for next year are Mattias Huss (translates from Finnish into Swedish) and Jesper Klint Kistorp (translates from Swedish into Danish).

Annie Prime (UK) and Owen Witesman (US) were our translators-in-residence in March 2016.