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Jan 1

CERN, the renowned European Organization for Nuclear Research, has partnered with FACT, the UK’s leading media arts centre, for the ambitious residency program COLLIDE International Award, created to challenge and transform the way art and science encounters are understood.  The competition is open to artists – of any age and from anywhere in the world – whose work reflects on the cultural and social understanding of science and advanced knowledge.

Collide@CERN Geneva/ProHelvetia Award

The Collide@CERN Geneva award celebrates Geneva as an important place for both the arts and science – past, present and future – as well as Geneva’s unqiue role in the founding of CERN in the 1950s. The award marks CERN’s cultural partnership between the City and Canton of Geneva, who fund the award.

The Collide@CERN Pro Helvetia award is for artists all over Switzerland, from any discipline – from dance, sculpture, literature, to architecture, music and sound, performance and design – to create a new project at CERN, which uses and celebrates the creativity and interconnectivity of the World Wide Web.

These competitions alternate each year.

The winning artist is in residence for 3 months at CERN, and is assigned a special science inspiration partner. They give two public lectures at the Globe of Science and Innovation and engage with the public at CERN and beyond in myriad ways such as creating “interventions” at CERN and blogging about their experiences combining the arts & science. They are also given an office on site.

The prize comprises:

  • 15,000 CHF bursary for the 3 months of the residency.
  • Insurance sponsored exclusively by UNIQA Assurance SA (Switzerland)

For more information click here.


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