15.11.2017

Open Call for Entries COLLIDE Geneva (Switzerland) / Performance

Established in 2011, Arts at CERN, the arts programme of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, engages with art at the cutting edge of scientific research. Arts at CERN and Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva joined efforts in 2012 in order to promote the crossovers and dialogs between artists and scientists at CERN. After these very successful years, we decide to continue this fruitful cooperation and again launch an open call to offer an artist from Geneva or collective a fully funded 3-months residency at CERN.

The main goal of Collide is to open excellent opportunities for artists to be part of the thriving scientific community of CERN. As the cradle of the World Wide Web and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN is an eminent centre of science and technology with great relevance in the culture of today. As international centre of excellence in the field of particle physics, CERN is an inspirational place for artists and creators of any kind to explore and extend their research in this compelling scientific field.

Collide Geneva residency award welcomes proposals from artists working in the field of performance as artistic practise and whom the ground breaking research environment at CERN may inspire their work. The eligible applicants must be born or be permanent resident in Geneva. The competition is open to artists of any age.

From all the applications received during the period of the call for entries, a jury of experts from science and culture will select one artist or artist collective. The artist will be invited to carry out a 3-months residency at CERN during 2018. The artist will be granted with the amount of CHF 15,000 for development and production of a new work, and with the additional support of 15,000 CHF to cover the costs of subsistence for the period of the residency. If the selected artist works as a collective or group the grant amounts will be shared between the members.

Collide Geneva encourages the participation of artists interested in the ideas described above, complying with any of the following criteria:

  • Artists working in the field of performance.

  • Artists inspired by scientific ideas, technology and concepts and new knowledge as expressed by CERN.

  • Artists engaging with an innovative discourse in their artistic practice, following ambitious standards of creativity.

  • Artists pushing the traditional forms of collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields, approaching science and research from diverse angles of enquiry, and asking innovative and provocative questions in this respect.

Deadline: 15 December 2017

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