FieldARTS is a residency programme designed for emerging scholars and artists engaged in environmental and artistic research, its long-term aim is to develop innovative approaches toward environmental criticism with an interdisciplinary focus on artistic research, multispecies ethnography, political ecology, field philosophy, and critical hydrology in the North Sea region. As such, FieldARTS responds to an emerging epistemic challenge: how do researchers and artists include and learn with the semiotic, material and historical specificity of “the field” in their thinking, writing, and practice? Treating “the field” as a composition which, in turn, composes atmospheres, biomes, archives, and relational modes necessarily means situating research within a dense milieu of material, historical, and capital flows.