Villa Salin talvella

FILI organises an annual translators’ residency programme that is open to literary translators living outside Finland who have a book translation in progress. Applications must include a plan of work to be completed during the residency.

The translators’ residency includes accommodation, a stipend and partial reimbursement of travel costs.

The translators’ residency is open to applications from translators who:

  • live outside Finland
  • translate literature from the Finnish, Finland-Swedish or Sámi language into their own mother tongue
  • are finishing up a translation in progress and/or need support for a translation, such as meeting with the author or accessing archival or library resources.

Translators selected to take part will stay at Villa Salin, located in Helsinki’s Lauttasaari district. Villa Salin is a large house dating from the early 20th century. It is about a 10-minute metro ride from central Helsinki. There is enough space for 5–6 translators to stay at a time.

Applications for the 2024 residency will be accepted from 30 October to 12 November 2023. Translators of Finnish-Swedish literature into other languages can also apply to the Satama House residency in Tammisaari. Both residencies will take place 26 February to 17 March 2024. However, applicants to the Tammisaari residency may request a residency period of up to three months, if necessary. For further information about the residency programs, please contact Merja Aho, .

Apply for a residency HERE.