January 1st 2009
1 month (max. once per year)
Paid by host 

Your stay will be free of charge and you will be eligible for a fixed living allowance of 1.000 euro per month (pro rata).

Application guidelines 

- You are a translator of Dutch-language literature.
- You have a written agreement with a publisher for a translation project.

To apply, you fill out an application form, which you send together with curriculum vitae, a list of your most important translations to date, a copy of your translation contract and a detailed description of the proposed translation project(s), your objectives and motivation to stay at the Translators’ House. Application form on their website.


All year round but at least six weeks before start of the residence

Translators' House

Translators' House



In January 2009, the Flemish Translators House moved from Leuven to Antwerp to be managed by the Flemish Literature Fund (FLF). The FLF is an autonomous government institution created to implement Flanders’ literary policy. It supports Dutch-language literature in Flanders, as well as translations from Dutch into foreign languages and vice versa. Its mission is to enable the creation, the production and the presentation of literary works by means of granting subventions and supplying information and documentation. The FLF also promotes Flemish literature abroad. The FLF organizes and finances projects and collaborations in Flanders as elsewhere.


The FLF puts translators in contact with authors, publishers, dramatists, literary organisations in Flanders. It informs about literary manifestations and is the contact point during the translator’s stay in the Translators House in Antwerp.

Cooperation with other institutions:

The Translators House can count on the cooperation of a number of literary partners with which the FLF has made agreements (educational establishments, museums, Literary Translation Expertise Centre, ...).

Accommodation Information 

Two duplex apartments with all amenities (bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, TV, ...) are available all year round. The apartments dispose of a PC, printer, internet connection, library, information guide, and subscriptions to the national newspapers and literary magazines. The reception of ‘t Elzenveld is at your disposal daily from 7h30 to 22h30.


The Translators House is located in the heart of the literary city of Antwerp, at walking distance from most cultural places of interest. It is situated in ’t Elzenveld, a historic site that accommodates a hotel and a congress centre. Secluded from the lively city centre, ’t Elzenveld forms a unique oasis of peace and quiet in a green and historic setting.

Generaal Van Merlenstraat 30
(Contact Translators House: Flemish Literature Fund)
2600 Berchem (Antwerpen)
+32 3 270 31 61
+32 3 270 31 60

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