Text by CLOT Magazine
Arts at CERN focuses on the interactions between artists, scientists and engineers around the Laboratory’s rich culture through residency programmes, art commissions, and exhibitions. The Collide residency programme was established in 2012 to foster networks with international organisations and create new connections between art and fundamental science worldwide.
Arts at CERN is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and has served to strengthen the interaction and links between art and science. Collide is an opportunity to promote the importance of fundamental research and its positive impact on society thanks to artists who offer innovative perspectives on the scientific activities and technology development here at CERN, says Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, CERN Director for International Relations.
Arts at CERN launches a new call for Collide in partnership with the City of Barcelona. Artists from all around the world are invited to submit their proposals for a research-led residency. The laureate, an individual artist or artistic collective, will be invited to spend three months dedicated to artistic research and exploration between CERN and Barcelona.
Artists can apply with a project proposal to develop during the residency working side by side with particle physicists, engineers, IT experts and laboratory staff. The selected artist or artistic collective will receive a three-month fully funded residency award that will allow them to spend two months at CERN in Geneva, followed by one month in Barcelona where they can expand their research and engage with the scientific laboratories of the city while being hosted at Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production in Barcelona.
Online applications for Collide are open until the 22 November 2021. A jury of cultural experts and scientists will select the winning artist or artistic collective who will start their residencies in 2022.
You can access the application here.