The Finnish Bioart Society is the motor behind Ars Bioarctica which is a long term art&science initiative with a focus on the Arctic environment which was started in autumn 2008 in Kilpisjärvi. The executive partners of Ars Bioarctica are the Finnish Bioart Society and the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station / Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences/ University of Helsinki. Ars Bioarctica fosters concrete joint projects between artists and scientists to develop new kind of scientific and artistic thinking and through this participate and contribute to the discussion on the relation of humankind and nature.
The goals of Ars Bioarctica are to establish a common art&science initiative together with Finnish universities, institutions,
organisations and individuals interested and working in art&science collaborations, the development of art&science activities at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station and to become a long-term, national and international programme for art&science.
The activities of Ars Bioarctica encompass the development and implementation of courses, workshops, lectures, conferences and seminars, exhibitions, an artists in residency programme, the establishment of national and international relations as well as the production of works, promotion of Finnish artists and publishing of related material.