Calling All Artists and Writers: Want to Get Creative in Antarctica?


The chance of a lifetime is once again open for artists and writers looking to create in Antarctica’s beauty.

The Polar STEM program through Oregon State University and the National Science Foundation aims to bring the Antarctic world closer to everyone through art. The program is open to anyone creative.

Travel, lodging and more are available for whoever is chosen.

Further details about the program:

The Antarctic Artists and Writers program facilitates deployments to the Antarctic for creative practitioners within the arts and humanities.  Collaborations between polar researchers and artists & writers help increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for human and scientific endeavors in Antarctica through the resulting works.

Examples of previous creative work and collaborations can be enjoyed in the online exhibition Adequate Earth produced by the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective.  This grass-roots collective is run independently from the Polar STEAM program and is shared here as an example of previous work accomplishments by Antarctic Artists and Writers.  A complete list of all past participants can be found on the NSF website.

An Adelie penguin takes an extreme close-up near Cape Royds, Antarctica. © Anthony Powell, AAW 2007

You can apply with your proposal here if you think you’re the right person for the job. The application deadline is August 31, 2023.

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