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Bioart Society: North Escaping Residency (Finland)

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Bioart Society’s North Escaping residency for 2023–2024 will take place at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, under the umbrella of the Ars Bioarctica residency programme. Four fully funded month-long residencies are offered for October 2023 – April 2024. Artists and artist groups based in the Nordic and Baltic countries, excluding Finland, are welcome to apply.

The aim of the North Escaping residency is to explore the current and approaching transformations in the North, investigate the possible consequences of this development, and how we can build cultural capacities to deal with them.

The residencies take place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki. The Biological Station offers the residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff: a combined living and working environment, an internet connection, a sauna, access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library, and a 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 travel, accommodation, daily allowances and a 3-day-long stay in Helsinki – to test, develop and present the work done at the Station in the form of, for example, an exhibition, talk or workshop – are all covered. The travel from Nordic or Baltic countries to Kilpisjärvi is covered up to 1300 euros. The material costs for the residency are paid up to 800 euros, and the production of the event or exhibition in Helsinki is up to 1500 euros. The artist fee for the residency is 2100 euros per person and per event or exhibition 500 euros.


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