[artinfo] Artist in residence in Antarctica

Annick Bureaud bureaud at altern.org
Mon Jul 11 19:16:16 CEST 2011


National Direction of the Antarctic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade 
and Cult Arts Residency in the Argentine 
Antarctic Stations

The Institutional Cooperation Program is open to 
contemplate projects related to culture in all 
its disciplines.
This Program is carried out between the National 
Direction of the Antarctic (DNA), the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cult, 
and government and/or private Organizations 
related to art and culture. The non-Argentine 
institutions propose one or two artists to 
develop artistic projects during a specific 
residence in the Argentine Antarctic Stations.
The non-Argentine institution shall propose and 
sponsor the artists to develop projects related 
to the subject matters that the National 
Direction of the Antarctic requires for this 
The subject matters that the artistic projects 
will have to deal with shall be related to 
environment preservation and man interaction in 
that territory.  The work of art shall display a 
prominent respect for environment, creativity and 
innovation. Science and technology as an artistic 
support are considered as highly valuable at the 
moment of selecting the projects submitted.  The 
artists who will reside in the Antarctica will 
participate in future itinerant exhibitions of 
"South Pole, Art in the Antarctica", integrating 
their work to the different projects at 
The stay in Antarctica is estimated to be between 30 to 40 days.

The National Direction of the Antarctic provides with:
1- Transfers Buenos Aires/ Antarctic/ Buenos Aires.
2- Accommodation and meals in the Antarctic stations
3- Logistic and coordination of the cultural project
4- Inclusion of the artists into the Antarctic Art program

The project proposed by the foreign organization shall include:

-  Letter of intention from the institution or 
organization supporting the presentation of the 

- An artistic proposal related to the Antarctic 
subject matter. The work can be performed in the 
Antarctica or later in the artist's country of 
origin. It is open to all aesthetic proposals

- A cooperation proposal that the institution may consider pertinent

- A résumé of the artist, 10 photographs of 
previous work of art and a fundament of his/her 

Material and consultation to be sent to:
culturales at dna.gov.ar
dnaculturales at gmail.com

The selection of projects will be performed by a 
committee of specialists of the National 
Direction of the Antarctic. Proposals are 
received until October 15.

We would like to inform all artists and 
institutions that are willing to apply to the 
Institutional Cooperation Agreement that the 
characteristics of the Antarctic continent are 
very particular and special, as the weather is 
inhospitable; living conditions and isolation, 
both human and technological, may generate 
special situations of uncertainty and anxiety in 
individuals. Therefore, it is mandatory that the 
prospective temporary residents at the Argentine 
Antarctic Stations have intimate convictions to 
carry out experiences in the Antarctica being 
totally aware of and accepting life as it is in 
that continent. The artists shall timely submit a 
physical and psychological fitness certificate 
and a certificate of commitment with environment 

Documents of the artist(s) applying for residence in the Antarctica.
-First and Last Names:
-Place of Residence
-Date of Birth:
-Phone number:
-Institution represented:

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