Ars Bioarctica open call for 2024–2025
posted by Milla Millasnoore on 15 January 2024

We are happy to announce our yearly open call for the Ars Bioarctica residency programme at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for 2024–2025.

The emphasis of the Ars Bioarctica residency programme is on the sub-Arctic environment and art & science collaborations. Previous Ars Bioarctica fellows have spent their residencies, for example, researching snow, darkness, bacteria and lichen, working on projects varying from screenwriting to photography and from filmmaking to soundscape and dance. We welcome applications from artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams from all over the world, in all stages of their careers. We hope to receive applications from people of all backgrounds.

This opportunity is not financially supported. We do provide support in the form of a local mentor and invitation letter. 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.

The recommended residency period is two weeks or a month, but other periods are also possible. We strongly encourage the chosen applicants to travel to Kilpisjärvi by land (for example, the train) to reduce the environmental impact of the journey.

You can read more about the open call and leave your application on our website.

Photo: Teemu Lehmusruusu