call: Ars Bioarctica Residency 2017
Deadline: 31 December 2016
Call for entries
Ars Bioarctica Residency 2017
Since 2010 the Bioartsociety is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY
PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the
University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.
Until now more then 90 artists, scientists, and practitioners have been
developing work at the Station on topics related to biology, ecology
and life sciences.
The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi
Biological Station of the University of Helsinki. It provides the
residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic
laboratory, internet connection and sauna.
The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the residents the same
possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This
includes access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the
library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A
dedicated mentor in Kilpisjärvi will familiarise residents with the
local environment and customs.
The emphasis of the residency is on art&science collaboration, and the
sub Arctic environment. It is open for artists, scientists and
interdisciplinary research teams.
Applications have to include:
• a completed application form available via
• a CV
• a work plan
Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi as well as the
accommodation at the Station have to be covered by the applicant. We
are happy to provide a letter of support.
The evaluation of the applications emphasise the quality of the
proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and scientific
significance, the projects relation to the local environment and its
feasibility to be carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in
the given time.
Please, note in your application if you wish to have your residency in
the beginning of the year so your application will be handled faster.
Please, send applications or questions to our producer Piritta Puhto
Residency info website:
Blog by previous residents:
The Kilpisjärvi Biological station: