We are happy to announce three open calls for different residencies all falling under the Ars Bioarctica programme at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. Deadline for all opportunities is 2nd June 2023. The selected applicants will be contacted during June.
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.
Open call #1: The North Escaping – the Nordic-Baltic residency
A month-long, fully funded residency taking place between October 2023 and April 2024, meant for exploring the current and approaching transformations in the North. After the residency, the chosen applicants have a chance to share their project with the Finnish art scene and audiences at our SOLU Space in Helsinki. We cover the costs of the travel, accommodation and a 3-day-long stay in Helsinki to develop and present the work. We also offer an artists fee and daily allowances. We welcome applications from artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams in all stages of their career based in Nordic and Baltic countries, exclusing Finland.
Open call #2: Rewilding Cultures residency
A two-week-long, fully funded residency taking place taking place between winter 2023 and spring 2024, meant for initiatives, projects and individuals who aim to inspire, entertain, question and otherwise relate to the ways in which we can enhance sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility in the field of art and culture. The Bioart Society grants the chosen artist an artist fee of 1000 euros (paid in two instalments; before and during the residency) and a subsistence of 420 euros as well as covers material costs up to 500 euros and the travel costs. We welcome applications from artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams in all stages of their career from Finland and abroad.
Open call #3: Ars Bioarctica residency
Preferably a two-week-long or a month-long residency taking place before summer 2024. Meant for projects with an empahisis on the sub-Arctic environment and art&science collaboration. This is an unpaid opportunity. We welcome applications from artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams in all stages of their career from Finland and abroad.
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