Polar Lab

We know that the Northern environment is compelling and that the museum has a key role to play in highlighting the compelling voices and places of the North, through convening people and curating conversations.

With our Polar Lab program, we work with multidisciplinary, traditional and nontraditional researchers, including contemporary artists who conduct research in the field through long-term residencies.

The Anchorage Museum consistently engages with artists and other creative practitioners to support their research and practice and works to curate these opportunities inside the Museum and outside the Museum, out in the community, outdoors, and across the globe. Creative projects take many forms, from field or archival research, to conceptual works, performances, interventions, films and new media. We are interested in examination of relevant issues impacting Northern communities and their futures. We work with artists from Alaska and from around the world.

Proposals may be sent to polarlab@anchoragemuseum.org. Include name, contact information, and 300-word proposal to polarlab@anchoragemuseum.org. This is not a grant program, but is a collaboration between the Museum and researchers, supporting the individual work as well as creating positive impact for the field of Polar research (in many forms) the community-at-large.