Translator-in-Residence Programme

FILI has its own residency programme for foreign translators of Finnish literature. The residency programme covers part of the travel costs*, accommodation and a stipend of 300 euros.

In 2020 the residence period is 10.2.–1.3. in Villa Salin (Lauttasaari, Helsinki). Deadline for the applications is 24 November 2019 and the decisions will be made by 12 December. 

We will choose max five translators to the residency, based on the applications.

You can apply for the residency if you

  • live outside Finland
  • translate from Finnish, Finland-Swedish or Sámi into your mother language
  • are in the finishing stage of your current translation project and/or require e.g. contact with the author or access to archive or library materials.

Please attach a curriculum and CV to your application. We will prioritise translators, who have a profile with up-to-date CV in Kääntöpiiri.

Application form (in Finnish and Swedish only. The form closes 24 Nov at 23.59 Finnish time)

*) Programme covers part of the travel costs: max 150 euros / Estonia, Russia or Sweden, max 350 euros / other European countries and max 700 euros / rest of the world.

Villa Salin

Villa Salin is an early 20th century villa located in the Lauttasaari district in Helsinki, only a 10 minute metro journey from the city centre.

The rooms are fully furnished and come with bedding and towels. Several lounge areas suitable for creative work are at the residents’ disposal, in addition to two showers, three toilets, a fully equipped kitchen, and a laundry machine. The villa is owned by The Feminist Association Unioni.

The residence has a WiFi connection.

Lauttasaari offers a library, shopping centre and other services as well as beautiful natural surroundings.


More information: Merja Aho / FILI