Arts at CERN and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have announced a new open call for the Connect programme ‘Connect India’. This second edition offers one joint residency for two artists, one from Switzerland and one from India. The residency is fully funded, and it is aimed at artists with a distinct interest in a cross-disciplinary approach and a strong engagement with fundamental science.
The two selected artists will participate in a dual residency split between CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva – home of the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, a global science hub for researchers in the physical and mathematical sciences.
In both residencies, the selected artists are invited to research and explore new expressions in connection with fundamental research. The residency will take place over a period of three weeks at CERN, Geneva (September - October 2023), and four weeks at ICTS, Bengaluru (April - May 2023). The goal of the residency is to develop research towards an artistic project in dialogue with the scientists, engineers, and staff of the laboratories, and with the support of the combined curatorial team of Arts at CERN in Geneva and ICTS in Bengaluru.
- A stipend of CHF 6000.
- Living expenses in Switzerland and in India.
- International travel costs and local transport, when required, and accommodation at CERN, Geneva, and at ICTS, Bengaluru.
- Additionally, parents can apply for financial support of CHF 1000 per month at most to co-finance childcare. The applicant is asked to provide an approximate budget for all expenses in advance.