Sivuvalo is a multilingual literature platform.

We have been working since 2013 to scout for and showcase the works of Finland-based authors writing in non-official languages. 

For this purpose Sivuvalo organizes discussion panels, workshops, exhibitions, and a range of experimental literary events. We aim to promote a synergy with Finnish literary institutions and cultural policy makers to cast light on the representation of diverse literature as a matter of equality.

Sivuvalo is currently part of  Nordic Exchange in Literature Noxlit, a literature project and a network of authors that write in their mother tongue, translators, and cultural producers in the Nordic region.

In cooperation with NOXLit, Sivuvalo is organizing ITÄMEREN IHMISELÄIMET, a series of translations and interviews with writers of the Baltic and Nordic region.

ITÄMEREN IHMISELÄIMET is supported by NOXLit, Nordisk kulturkontakt and Nordisk Kulturfond.