FILI has five application programmes for translation grants and three for printing grants, through which we award over €600,000 in grants each year. FILI also awards travel grants to translators, promotional grants for event organisers abroad and sample translation grants for translators as well as publishers in Finland and abroad.
FILI supports Finnish publishers and literary agencies in their literary export work.
Finnish publishers can apply to FILI for translation grants for translations into Finnish. Finland-Swedish publishers and societies can apply for grants for the translation and printing of Swedish literature. Starting 1 January 2018, this grant programme will be administered by Svenska Litteratursällskapet.
Literary agencies, translators and Finnish publishers can apply for sample translation grants to support their sales efforts.
We hold Editors’ Week events for publishers to visit Finland from abroad and learn about Finnish literature and culture in context. Visitors have meetings with Finnish publishers and literary agents. We are happy to receive suggestions of foreign publishers to invite to Finland. Around 2 or 3 such events are held each year.