TINFO GRANT for translations


Theatre Info Finland (TINFO) awards grants for translations of Finnish plays. TINFO Grant is available even for the translation of performance subtitles. (If the grant appllication is for the translation of subtitles, please mention this in the application form.)

Grant decisions are made four times a year. The deadline for the first round in year 2024 will be announced later.

The total amount of TINFO grants for translations for the year 2023 is 22 000 euros. 

Grants for the publication of works or anthologies can be applied from FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange.

Please, have a look at the selection of new plays: New Plays from Finland.

Who can apply for a TINFO translation grant?

Playwrights, drama agencies, theatres, festivals or translators may apply for a grant. The grant will be paid directly to the translator.


In the evaluation process, we consider especially the following factors: potential international productions of the play, whether the translation is part of a grand project, and the status of the performing theatre or festival in the target country. The other possible international potential of the play will also be evaluated.

The intented purpose of the TINFO translation grant is to support younger playwrights and to encourage the translation of Finnish plays that have not yet been translated into any other languages.

The translator of a play supported by a TINFO grant must be a native speaker of the target language. The translator should also have experience in drama translations. Translations that are made by non-native speakers of the target language may be accepted if there are sufficient grounds to support the decision.

The translation must be completed no later than six (6) months after the grant has been awarded.

Application instructions

  • Fill out the online application form and click Submit
  • Inquiries can be sent to: haku (a) tinfo.fi

Remember to fill in the final field with the e-mail address(es) to which you would like sent a copy of the application you filled out.

Application form

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