Sivuvalo is a multilingual literature platform that has been working since 2013 to improve, map, and make visible the position and works of authors based in Finland writing in languages other than the country’s official ones. For this purpose Sivuvalo organizes discussion panels, workshops, exhibitions, experimental literary events and more. It aims to draw the attention of the Finnish literary institutions and cultural policy makers to realize that this is an issue of equality. Writers and poets living in Finland and writing in languages other than Finnish or Swedish, should have the same rights and possibilities that the authors writing in Finnish and Swedish have. In 2017 Sivuvalo becomes part of  Nordic Literatures in Change and Exchange Nolitch X, a literature project and a network of authors that write in their mother tongue, translators, and cultural producers in the Nordic region.