Depending on project
Paid by artist 

Travel to and within Finland to Kilpisjärvi have to be covered by the applicant. The Finnish Society of Bioart will assist with the funding process. 

Application guidelines 

Applications have to include: 

  • a biography and CV of the applicant or group 
  • a work plan 
  • the desired residency starting time and duration 

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 Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the given time. 

Send applications or questions to Erich Berger erich.berger[@] 


Finnish Society of Bioart

Finnish Society of Bioart

Ars Bioarctica residency program


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

Accommodation Information 

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. 

Technical Information 

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.


Sub-arctic lapland

Biological Station
Suomen Biotaiteen
Seura ry Kaasutehtankatu 1/21
00540 Helsinki

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