Rewilding Cultures Residency
Application deadline 02 June, 2023 23:59 (EEST)


Deadline for applications is 2nd June 2023.


We are happy to announce an open call for the Rewilding Cultures residency at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, under the umbrella of our Ars Bioarctica residency programme. We offer a fully funded, two-week-long residency for winter 2023 –  spring 2024. Artists and artist groups in all stages of their careers are welcome to apply. We hope to receive applications from people of all backgrounds.

The emphasis of the Rewilding Cultures residency is to support the repositioning of the wild within art practices connecting to science and technology. We are looking 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. You can apply with an existing project or with a new idea.

The residency takes 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. This residency falls under the Ars Bioarctica umbrella, a long-standing initiative which includes all our programme taking place at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.

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.

Deadline for applications is Friday 2nd of June 2023. The chosen applicants will be contacted during June. To apply, please fill the form at the end of this page. For more information, please email

Rewilding Cultures

Rewilding Cultures (RC) is a Creative Europe collaboration project aiming to reposition the wild within the field of art practices connecting to science and technology. As the European cultural sector has been and still is affected by multiple subsequent and coincident crises (incl. COVID-19, war-induced inflation, migration) we need to rewild on terms fit for the present and future.

The partner associations include ART2M / Makery (FR), Bioart Society (FI), Catch (Helsingør Kommune) Center for Art, Technology and Design (DK), Cultivamos Cultura (PT), Ionian University (GR), Radiona (HR) Schmiede Hallein (AT) and Projekt Atol (SI) which leads the project. Rewilding Cultures is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, which aims to support European projects in the field of cultural production and innovation.

In 2022, the duo Marta Moreno Muñoz and Oscar Martín were chosen to participate in the Rewilding Cultures residency. They both wrote about their experiences of the residency on the Bioart Society website; you can read the blog entry by Marta Moreno Muñoz here and the blog entry by Oscar Martín here.

For the latest news relating to the project, please check the Rewilding Cultures website.

Application form

The application period is now closed.