call: Ars Bioarctica art & science residency
Call for entries
Deadline: 28 February 2011
Ars Bioarctica art & science residency
Ars Bioarctica is long term art and science initiative by the Finnish
Bioart Society. Since 2010 it is organizing an artist-in-residency
program together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the
University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.
The residency has an emphasis on the Arctic environment and art and
science collaboration. It is is open for artists and art&science
research teams. Amongst the first residents have been Andrea Polli (US),
Helene von Oldenburg (DE), Claudia Reiche (DE), Raquel Renno (BR),
Anu Osva (FI) and Sini Haapalinna (FI).
The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi
Biological Station. The Kiekula-house provides the residents with a
combined living and working environment, kitchen, bathroom, sauna and
internet connection. The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the
visiting artists the same possibilities and infrastructure as its
scientists and staff. This includes access to all scientific equipment,
laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage
of field equipment. A dedicated contact person in Kilpisjärvi will
familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.
The basic costs of a residency period include:
Travel to Finland, travel within Finland to Kilpisjärvi, accommodation,
meals and sauna. There is a possibility to cook in a common kitchen or
to eat in the canteen of the station. The Bioart Society will assist
with the funding process.
Applications have to include a work proposal, a working plan with time
schedule, the desired residency outcome, a list of necessities for the
work to be carried out and the artists CV.
The application deadline is 28th of February 2011.
The evaluation of the applications emphasizes the quality of the
proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and scientific
significance, the projects relation to the thematic focus of Ars
Bioarctica and its feasibility to be carried out at
the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the given time.
For applications or questions contact Erich Berger: