The Arctic Circle

Name of Residency: The Arctic Circle Residency

Artist and scientist led, The Arctic Circle is an annual expeditionary residency program, now sailing into our 12th year.

The Arctic Circle brings together international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, and educators who collectively explore the high-Arctic Svalbard Archipelago and Arctic Ocean aboard a specially outfitted, 50 meter, Barquentine sailing vessel.

The Arctic Circle provides a shared experience for its participants to engage in myriad issues relevant to our time and to develop professionally through fieldwork and research, interdisciplinary collaborations, exhibit opportunities, and public and classroom engagement.

The Arctic Circle program supports the creation and exhibition of new and pioneering work, and aims to empower the creative individual while fostering the collaborative.

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

The Arctic Circle is a nexus where art intersects science, architecture and activism–an incubator for thought and experimentation for artists and innovators who seek out and foster areas of collaboration to engage in the central issues of our time.

Organisation founded in: 2007
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Access to all on board facilities, and expert logistical support in the high-Arctic environment.
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : The Arctic Circle maintains many partnerships with research institutions in the field, and presenters internationally.
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): N/A
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Street & Number: 244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1443
    Postal Code: 10001
    City: New York City
    Country long: United-States
    244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1443
    New York City 10001 NY USA
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