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 sailing vessel.
This residency at sea provides a shared experience for its participants to engage in the 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 supports the creation and exhibition of new and pioneering work, and aims to empower the creative individual while fostering the collaborative.
The 2020 residency program embarks on two expeditions; the Summer Solstice Expedition and The Autumn Art & Science Expedition.
The Arctic Circle program provides opportunity for artists and innovators to pursue their personal projects on board while exploring collaboration with the expedition’s fellow participants. Our vessel and home during our time in the remote Arctic, a traditionally rigged Barquentine, is equipped with workspace, common areas, and ample room for privacy and creativity.
See www.thearcticcircle.org for all program details, dates and application guidelines.
Duration of residency
expedition vessel, shared two-person cabins
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines in arts, sciences and humanities
Studio / Workspace
expedition vessel, all on board facilities
Fees and support
Expectations towards the artist
Participant presentations are organised and optional