Open Call for Entries Collide International / Barcelona


May 31st, 2019
CERN and the city of Barcelona are proud to launch Collide International residency award as part of a 3-years collaboration

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.

Collide International, the flagship cultural programme of Arts at CERN, was created in 2012 to foster creative thinking and to encourage curiosity about the fundamental nature of our world.  Within this new collaboration framework, every year a three-month residency will be announced and awarded to an artist to extend her/his research at CERN by working together with particle physicists, engineers, IT experts and laboratory staff. Following this, the artist will be hosted for one month at Barcelona’s Fabra i Coats Art Factory, where he/she will be able to expand her/his research, test ideas and engage with the scientific and artistic communities of the city.

Barcelona is a vibrant city that combines an innovative and artistic tradition with the most advanced scientific research, and leads the emergence of new artistic expression that goes beyond the traditional art disciplines. Arts at CERN fosters experimentation through the arts in connection with fundamental research. Now, the first Open Call for Entries is announced and artists from any part of the world can submit a proposal for a residency and an art production at these combined locations. Through a residency period split between Geneva and Barcelona, Collide International aims to inspire experimental thinking across the arts and science. Ultimately, Collide International calls for new artistic approaches to a deep and critical understanding of art and science collaborations, and for challenging new modes of dialogue and enquiry across disciplines in connection with society.