Call for entries – Ars Bioarctica Residency 2015, Kilpisjärvi / Lapland / Finland – deadline 14 November 2014

Since 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological
Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.

Until now more then 50 artists, scientists, and practitioners have been developing work at the Station – including Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biedermann from the Arctic Perspective Initiative, Oron Catts from Symbiotica or sound poet AGF.

The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Univeristy of Helsinki. 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 residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This includes access to 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 emphasis of the residency is on the Arctic environment, art&science collaboration and is open for artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams.

Applications have to include:

* a completed application form available via
* a cv
* a work plan

Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi  as well as the accommodation at the Station have to be covered by the applicant. The Finnish Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process if wished.

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

Please send applications or questions to Erich Berger

Residency info website:

Blog by previous residents:

The Kilpisjärvi Biological station: