Applications for the FILI translator-in-residence programme

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.

The application form may be accessed at the following URL:
The application must be accompanied by a CV and work plan.

Applications may be made until 10 October. Decisions will be announced to applicants during October 2016. Additional Information: .

Information on Villa Eläintarha: