Duration: 21 stays (longer stays available on request)
2017 Dates: Mar 10 to Apr 7; Jul 28-Aug 18; Aug 18-Sep 8
T H I S I S A R C T I C
An exploratory arts project working in the subarctic region of Northern Scandinavia. Begins March 2017 ran by La Wayaka Current artist-led organisation working with anthropological and ecological themes. We currently offer a residency program for artists and projects at Arctic. Here you will work with us for 21 days. Each group of artists will be given accommodation, a base for working, taken on research expeditions into nature, be introduced to flora fauna and local people.
We will be situated in a sparsely populated island off Finnmarks wild Northern coast. Sitting on a latitude of around N 70 degrees and only a few hours from Northcape the most northern point on mainland Europe. We will create a place in Arctic for research, discovery, collaboration and experimentation whilst focusing on the crucial and pressing issues of our time.
This vast, spacious and extreme arctic environment is white in winter and orange green in autumn, sitting on the belt of activity for the Northern Lights this provides a spectacular and otherworldly setting for an artist to research, explore and develop projects.
Costs: We have built a project that gives artists opportunities to apply for and recieve funding support internationally to join us. In the past supporters such as Danish Arts Foundation, Swedish Arts Council, OCA Norway, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and Arts Council UK have offered artists funds as a result of our projects. Artists have also raised successful crowdfunding campaigns to realise their projects with us and others find their own private ways of funding themselves.The costs of the program for 21 days is currently $1900 USD. Please contact us for a detailed quote/budget of what is included. We do not cover transport fees, and artists are responsible for sourcing their own funding with our support.
Support: Included in all our programs is support, food, accommodation, workspace, taxes and local pick ups. We are also currently developing our workshops, talks, activities and research trips for the arctic program.