Call for entries – Ars Bioarctica Residency 2016, Kilpisjärvi / Lapland / Finland – deadline 30 October 2015

Ars Bioarctica Residency 2016 – Open Call

Application deadline 30th October 2015

Since 2010 the Bioartsociety 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 70 artists, scientists, and practitioners have been developing work at the Station on topics related to biology, ecology and life sciences.

The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University 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 mentor in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.

The emphasis of the residency is on art&science collaboration, and the sub Arctic environment. It is open for artists, scientists and interdisciplinary research teams.

Applications have to include:
* a completed application form available via bioartsociety.fi/ars-bioarctica-residency/
* 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 emphasize the quality of the proposal, its interaction of art&science, its artistic and scientific significance, the projects relation to the local environment and its feasibility to be carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the given time.

Please send applications or questions to Piritta Puhto, piritta.puhto [at] bioartsociety.fi

Residency info website: bioartsociety.fi/ars-bioarctica-residency/

Blog by previous residents: www.bioartsociety.fi/residency/

The Kilpisjärvi Biological station: www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/index.htm