Open call: Villa Sarkia residence, Finland

Villa Sarkia is a residence located in the centre of Sysmä for writers and translators regardless to language or genre. Nuoren Voiman Liitto operates the residency application process whereas the county of Sysmä looks over the maintenance of Villa Sarkia. The residence is primarily intended for under 40 year old.

You can apply for the Villa Sarkia residence place for 1-3 months. The living is free for the selected residents. The residents are expected to participate in one event organized in Finland during their stay. The residents’ personal expenses, such as travel costs, are not covered.

Villa Sarkia is a wooden villa from the turn of 19th and 20thcenturies. The residence house has three resident rooms. Common spaces consist of kitchen, library and dining room, living room, sauna, bathroom and a large garden. The location and nature surrounding Villa Sarkia will guarantee a peaceful setting to work in.

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How to apply

The application deadline for spring term (1.1.-30.6.2020) is 31.10. In order to apply you need to fill in the application form in Finnish or English and attach max. 3 page work plan, text sample, CV and recommendations. Please send the form and attachments to laura.serkosalo [at] The board members of Nuoren Voiman Liitto will make the selections for the residency in November and the results will be announced latest in the beginning of December 2019.

Welcome to Villa Sarkia!