ARTIST WANTED AT CERN, GENEVA
COLLIDE International Award is a unique opportunity for artists to spend their time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, where crucial questions about nature are addressed, a unique experience to combine art and science together. The European Organization for Nuclear Research is looking for artists to investigate the relationship between art and particle accelerators. The award includes 14,000 Euros, allowance for two months at CERN, Geneva and one month at FACT, Liverpool and travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the artistic residency at CERN and FACT. Last but not least, artists will have the chance to enter the magical world of scientific research. If you think your artistic creativity can make a difference, then this could be your opportunity.
At Cern to merge art and science
This competition is a unique opportunity to spend three months in an international scientific context at CERN. Three months for studying and working in the Art @ CERN project that will test the selected artist, his/her ability to create a bridge, a synergy between two apparently opposite realities, art and science through the creation of an artwork starting from the objects used by scientists at CERN.
Criteria of the call
The competition is open to artists of any nationality or age. It is essential to speak English fluently, being creative and willing to reflect upon encounters between art and science, and offer challenging methods of collaboration with CERN scientists. The deadline for applications is May 23rd, 2016. A great opportunity to work with the Art@CERN team, spending two months at CERN in Geneva and one at FACT Liverpool, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology working with the scientific organization in this project. An opportunity to being awarded with 14,000 euros as well as approaching an outstanding international organization that aims to encourage the curiosity of brilliant and creative minds on nature, in order to investigate the possible interactions between science and art. Artists intending to apply shall submit a proposal adhering to the criteria of the call. The proposal should describe, in detail, the project that the artist intends to undertake during the residency at CERN and FACT. The proposal should be accompanied by a filmed statement (no longer than five minutes), defending the relevance of the intended project. The jury board will meet in June 2016 and the results will be announced at the end of June 2016.