Ars Bioarctica residency programme > Kilpisjärvi Biological station

The residency offers a unique possibility for artistic work in a biological field station and in the subarctic environment of Finland.

15 artists/artist groups will be selected to work at the Station for periods from one week up to several months, the desired length of the visit should be stated in the application and it depends on the individual funding and needs of the proposed project.

One fully funded residency will be awarded to an artist/artist group based in the Nordic and Baltic countries (except Finland) with an art&science approach. The residency is a joint effort with HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme and the selected artist/artist group has the option of staying in Helsinki either before or after the visit in Kilpisjärvi. The residency is supported by the Kulturkontakt Nord Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

Since 2009 the Bioartsociety is organizing the Ars Bioarctica Residency programme together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the subarctic Lapland. Until now more than 100 artists, scientists, and practitioners have been developing work at the Station on topics related to biology, ecology and life sciences.

Costs of Ars Bioarctica

Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi have to be covered by the applicant as well as the accommodation at the Station. The Finnish Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process by providing a letter of invitation to the selected artists.

Travel: Depending on the season and means of transportation the costs to travel from Helsinki vary significantly from 150 EURO to 350 EURO.

Accommodation: The cost of accommodation is 13,15 € / day / person and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the canteen is approx. 37 € / day / person for the members of bioartsociety and artists/researchers related to Finnish universities. For others, the accommodation is 30 € / day / person and the food approx. 37 € / day / person.

The applications for the Nordic/Baltic residency supported by Kulturkontakt Nord must include a budget - the grant covers travel, accommodation, daily allowances and material costs up to 3000 EURO. This residency is meant for longer stays of several weeks. Please, use the numbers above for drafting your budget.

Deadline: 31 October 2017

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