In January 2009, the Flemish Translators’ House moved from Leuven to Antwerp to be managed by Flanders Literature. That autonomous government institution aims to facilitate a widely accessible literary landscape and to ensure better visibility for literature from Flanders at home and abroad. Quality, professionalism and diversity are the core values of everything it does and everything it stands for. Flanders Literature supports the publication of translations and literary tours abroad by means of grants, that can be applied for by foreign publishers and festival organisers.
Flanders Literature 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 Flanders Literature has made agreements (educational establishments, museums, Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation...).
Each workplace is equipped with a computer, a printer and free wireless internet. The library of the Translators’ House contains a collection of Flemish literature and dictionaries as well as other reference works.
The Translators’ House is situated on the second floor of the imposing Oostkasteel residence and consists of a two bedroom apartment, each bedroom with its own working space and bathroom. The kitchen, eating area and sitting-room are shared. The translators have access to the large roof terrace of the building which offers a panoramic view over the city of Antwerp.
The Translators’ House is located in the dynamic Zurenborg quarter in Antwerp, at the border with the Berchem district and within walking distance of the Flanders Literature offices. In the middle of a beautiful neighbourhood, known for its cosy squares and authentic mansions, the Translators’ House forms an inspiring location in which to work quietly and intently. The lively city centre is easily accessible by public transport or city bike.