Ars Bioarctica Residency 2013 â€“ application deadline 6.4.2013
Since 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the KilpisjÃ¤rvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland.
The residency takes place in the facilities of the KilpisjÃ¤rvi Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, a basic laboratory, internet connection and sauna.
The KilpisjÃ¤rvi 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 KilpisjÃ¤rvi 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 biography and CV of the applicant or group
- a work plan
- the desired residency starting time and duration
Travel to and within Finland to KilpisjÃ¤rvi have to be covered by the applicant. The Finnish Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process.
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 thematics of Ars Bioarctica and its feasibility to be carried out at the KilpisjÃ¤rvi Biological Station in the given time.
Send applications or questions to Erich Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept applications throughout the year but if you want to be included in the summer/fall schedule for 2013, please send your applications until 6.4.2013
Residency website: http://bioartsociety.fi/ars-bioarctica-residency/
Blog by previous residents: http://www.bioartsociety.fi/residency/
The KilpisjÃ¤rvi Biological station: http://www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/index.htmÂ
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