Connect: artistic residencies at CERN and in scientific organisations worldwide
Connect, an international programme is launched in collaboration with The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, as a platform to foster experimentation in the arts in connection with fundamental science. Over the next four years, a series of fully-funded artistic residency opportunities will be announced to take place at CERN, in Geneva, and in partner scientific organisations worldwide, in Chile, South Africa, Brazil and India.
In 2021, the first two residency opportunities are announced: Connect – a three-month residency at CERN aimed at Swiss artists – and Connect South Africa – a dual residency for a Swiss artist and an artist from South, West and East Africa.
Connect South Africa invites one Swiss artist and one artist from East, West or Southern Africa to spend together 3 weeks at CERN in Geneva, followed by 5 weeks in the array of astronomy observatories across South Africa, in connection with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO).
Connect South Africa welcomes artists interested in a cross-disciplinary approach and a strong motivation for scientific thinking. Artists keen to apply to Connect South Africa are invited to submit a project proposal to further their artistic research in connection with fundamental science and physics of the cosmos and develop new work in dialogue with the scientists, engineers and staff of the CERN and South African scientific communities.
Connect invites one Swiss artist or collective to complete a 2-month residency at CERN to immerse themselves in the Laboratory’s community, followed by 1 month remotely with the support of a scientific partner and the Arts at CERN team.
Connect welcomes artists interested in a cross-disciplinary approach and a strong motivation for scientific thinking. Artists interested in applying to Connect are invited to submit a project proposal that combines a research period to be developed at CERN and a remote production phase to define a new artwork.