Open Call for Entries COLLIDE Geneva / Performance

Cassandre Poirier-Simon, artists in residency at CERN. Collide Geneva. Photo credit: Sophia Bennett/ CERN.

Deadline 15th of December, 2017
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.

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.

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COLLIDE International Award                                                                                                                                                                                           



COLLIDE Ars Electronica Award 2015 & Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN 2011-2014




The COLLIDE International Award started as Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERNin a three-year partnership (2011-2014) with Ars Electronica. It was funded by private sponsors, with the prize money supported by our cultural partner at the time, Ars Electronica, Linz. In 2015, the partnership carried on for one more year with COLLIDE Ars Electronica Award. As of 2016 the COLLIDE International Award is part of The COLLIDE CERN FACT Framework Partnership 2016-2018, in collaboration with FACT, The Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology in Liverpool, UK. 



COLLIDE Geneva - In partnership with The Republic and Canton of Geneva and with The City of Geneva. 

COLLIDE Pro Helvetia - In partnership with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.





COLLIDE Geneva and COLLIDE Pro Helvetia alternate each year, having an open call for Genevan artists one year and an open call for all of Swiss artists the following year.


The COLLIDE Artists Residency Awards are made following open calls, and the jury comprises the cultural partners as well as representatives from Arts at CERN, including scientists from CERN.







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