Call for applications: Ars Bioarctica art&science residency in 2012 – deadline 31 January 2012 #artopps

Ars Bioarctica is long term art&science program by the Finnish Society of Bioart together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.

Since 2010 it is organizing an artist-in-residency program at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.

The emphasis of the residency is the Arctic environment and art&science collaboration and is is open for artists and art&science research teams.

The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna.

The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers to the visiting artists the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This includes access to all scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A dedicated contact person in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.

The basic costs of a residency period which have to be covered by the applicant include:
* travel to Finland
* travel within Finland to Kilpisjärvi
* accommodation and provisions at the Station.

Applications have to include the desired residency duration, a work proposal, a working plan with time schedule, the desired residency outcome, a list of necessities for the work to be carried out and the artists CV.

The application deadline is 31st of January 2012.

The evaluation of the applications emphasizes the quality of the proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and or scientific significance, the projects relation to the thematic focus of Ars Bioarctica, and its feasibility to be carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the given time.

For applications or questions please contact Erich Berger:

More info:
bioartsociety.fi/
www.bioartsociety.fi/residency/
www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/index.htm