Ars Bioarctica Residency 2016 – Open Call
Application deadline 30th October 2015
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 70 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 familiarize 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. The Finnish
Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process if wished.
The evaluation of the applications emphasize 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 send applications or questions to Piritta Puhto
Residency info website:
Blog by previous residents:
The Kilpisjärvi Biological station: