Arctic Art Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Arctic Art Institute is an artist-run project platform, which unites Northern artists, musicians and cultural workers for creating innovative projects and expertise exchange.

The Institute was established in 2014 by graduates from the European universities, who have their origin in the North.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

During the residency, the artists work with their projects connected to the Northern Russia and Arctic, as well as meet and collaborate with artists, musicians and representatives of libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions.

Because of the central placement of the residency, the Merchant Yard, Lenin Square, Art Museum, Arctic Art Museum named after A. Borisov and other major institutions are all accessible within 200-500 meter distance.
The upper floor of the building is a hostel and a residency. The residency has close collaboration with the local cultural scene.

The residency is open for any kind of artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, actors, directors. The priority is given to those artists who focus on questions of ecology and sustainability (included ecology of culture) in relation to the Arctic and the Russian North. It is also essential that the artists can present their work to the local audience. Arctic Art Institute collaborates with most of the cultural institutions in town and also works with projects in public space.
It is a plus if the artist is interested in long-term collaboration with the place and its local art scene.

The cost of the residency apartment is 50 euro per day for 1 person.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

The residency does not have any government or corporate support so far and is artist-run. We are helpful with writing invitations to your applications. Please mail us to learn more.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Film Studio
  • Plaster Room
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Films
Contact information

Arctic Art Residency
Voskresenskaya 8
163160 Arkhangelsk

Phone: +7 9642910748

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