Through PolARTS, the Swiss Polar Institute and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council, enable an exchange between polar science and arts. An independent evaluation panel has now selected four interdisciplinary collaborations bringing scientists from disciplines such as snow physics, ice core research, glacier dynamics and Tundra ecology closer to writers, authors or practitioners from the field of interactive media art. These projects were submitted in the context of an open call for proposals which confirmed the high interest for this kind interdisciplinary work.

Starting in spring 2020, the selected tandems will engage in extensive exchanges over a period of at least 8 months, undertake joint field trips to polar and remote high-altitude regions and work on interdisciplinary projects.

For more information on the programme and the supported collaborations, visit