Translator-in-Residence Programme

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

In 2019 the residence period is 18.2.–10.3.

Our translators-in-residence in 2019 are (from left to right):

Rositsa Tsvetanova (Bulgaria), Anete Kona (Latvia), Yunlu Shen (China) and Justyna Czechowska (Poland).

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.

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