CERN Accelerating science

Collide Pro Helvetia residency award is an artistic residency opportunity for a Swiss artist to carry out artistic research in intense dialog and exchange with scientists, engineers and staff at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva.

Collide Pro Helvetia is organised in partnership with the Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia. It offers a fully funded 3-months residency at one of the most fascinating research centres in the world in connection with cutting-edge science research. CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, provides a fascinating context to explore and develop ambitious visual artwork and to expand artistic practice into new creative expressions.

At CERN physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Some of the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter: the fundamental particles. 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 an international centre of excellence in these fields, CERN is an inspirational place for artists and creators of any kind to explore and extend their research in the compelling scientific field of particle physics.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications accepted until 17th of December, 2018.