Open Call for Entries Collide International in Barcelona

Arts at CERN and the city of Barcelona are proud to launch a joint collaboration through the Collide International residency award. For the coming three years (2019-2021), the Laboratory art’s programme and the city of Barcelona will be joining forces to bring the dialogue between art and science to the highest level. As a new partnership that will take place during the next three years, CERN and the city of Barcelona will co-host the leading art and science residency award, Collide International.

Artists interested in applying to Collide International/ Barcelona are invited to submit a single proposal that reflects upon encounters between art and science, and offers challenging methods of collaboration and enquiry between artists and scientists at CERN during a 2-month residency at CERN and a 1-month residency at Fabra i Coats Art Factory in Barcelona.

Only one artist or collective (max. 3 members) will be selected for the residency. A maximum of 3 Honorary Mentions may be announced and they will be invited for a Guest Artist visit consisting of a 2-day exploratory visit to CERN. At least one Honorary Mention will be awarded to an artist or collective from Barcelona.

The main residency award includes the following conditions:

- 15,000 Swiss Francs as a research and production award.

- Allowance for two months at CERN, Geneva, and one month in Barcelona, including a studio at the Fabra I Coats Creation Factory.

- Travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the artistic residency at CERN and Barcelona.

The artist selected for the Collide International residency award will be expected:

- to develop a research project and an artistic production based on the proposal submitted to the Collide International Call for Entries;

- to complete the period of the residency at CERN and at Fabra i Coats, Barcelona;

- to meet regularly with the CERN scientific partner/s and CERN curatorial staff in order to discuss the process of artistic research, exploration and discovery;

- to engage in conversations and exchange with the various communities in each location;

- to conduct a lecture, talk or workshops during the residency;

- to establish dialogue and explore collaborations with scientists and researchers at the research centres, university, artistic communities and factories of creativity with the support and guidance of the team of the Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB); 

The main scientific language used at CERN is English, therefore it is essential to speak English fluently.

Deadline: 31 May 2019

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