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ICEHOTEL is looking for creative people to shape next year’s hotel

7 April, 2017
What design would you like to see at Icehotel in the future? The artist application for 2018 is now open and you have the chance to contribute with your own design. Perhaps it’s thoughtful, innovative or totally crazy? There are no rules. Welcome to apply.

Icehotel is more than rooms and beds; it is an ephemeral art project made of snow and ice from Torne River, which is completely unique. Every year, the entire seasonal Icehotel is reborn in a completely new guise. By tradition, the actual making of the hotel is an art forum, whereby the selected suite designers gather in Jukkasjärvi to use the ice and snow as a canvas for their art. Each room is an installation, an original piece of art that melts and returns to Mother Nature in spring.

Create your own art suite out of ice and snow

What designs, enhancements or completely new features you would like to see at Icehotel in the future? Thoughtful, crazy, innovative, creative or beautiful – there are no rules for how the suites should look. The only requirement is that they must be original designs and include a bed – and everything has to be made from ice and snow.

Arne Bergh is an artist and creative advisor at Icehotel, and is involved in the creative process.

“Ice has an interesting effect on creativity. Since it’s not a permanent material, people aren’t afraid of trying ideas they otherwise wouldn’t dare to test,” he says.

“It doesn’t matter if you have worked with ice and snow before – just submit your application. If you’re selected, Icehotel will show you and your fellow artists some basics about the material and the tools. The artist teams are responsible for completing their suites at Icehotel, but there is also a support team that can advise you on design and construction and a lighting team to assist you with the lighting of your suite.”

Application & Deadline

Each spring Icehotel opens up for new designers and artists to apply. A jury that assesses the applications based on concept, innovativeness, visualization and description will select the artists. The selected artists will be invited to Jukkasjärvi for two weeks in November-December. Send us your application according to the guidelines in the Application form. The submission deadline for Icehotel #28 is May 7, 2017.

Application form

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Contact: Josefin Lindbergmedia@icehotel.com

ICEHOTEL was founded in 1989 and is the world’s first hotel made out of ice and snow, and is created in a new guise every year in Jukkasjärvi. It is completely made of natural ice from Torne River, one of Sweden’s national rivers and last untouched waters. When the winter season’s ICEHOTEL has melted back into Torne River, ICEHOTEL 365 will continue to offer visitors an ice experience year-round.