20 November, 2006

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Arts Council England are pleased to announce this unique opportunity available to Artists and Writers across the art forms. Two individuals will be invited to spend up to 8 weeks in the Antarctic between November 2007 and March 2008. Working alongside Antarctic scientists and support staff on ships and research stations, the successful applicants will develop new work in response to this remarkable, frozen continent, a place of scientific challenge and a wilderness of great beauty.

The Fellowships offer specialist support and funds for practice-based research, accommodation, food, travel and a small stipend whilst in Antarctica. The Fellowships are open to UK nationals with significant professional experience only. Selection will be by competitive application including relevant examples of previous work and is conditional on medical fitness. The initiative is funded by British Antarctic Survey and Arts Council England’s International Artists Fellowship Programme.

The application form and further information are available on the Artists & Writers page or contact Dr John Shears. Tel: 01223 221592. E-mail jrs AT pcmail.nerc-bas.ac.uk. Please note that application packs are only available via the BAS website. Closing date for applications : 1 March 2007.