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Open Call Collide Residency Award

Open Call: Collide Residency Award

Research-led residency at CERN in Geneva

Artists across all countries and creative disciplines are invited to submit a project proposal for a research-led residency at CERN in Geneva and in various laboratories and research centres in Barcelona, while being hosted at the Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production.

Artists interested in applying to Collide are invited to submit a project proposal that combines research and production. The scope of this proposal will include a research period at CERN and a second developmental phase in Barcelona, where the artists will have the opportunity to expand their research through Barcelona’s rich scientific and cultural network, as well as to engage with a wide range of communities.

The Collide Call for Entries encourages the participation of Artists interested in the cultural significance of fundamental research and scientific knowledge. Artists interested in the processes of fundamental science and particle physics who are able to extrapolate this understanding into art projects of artistic excellence. Artists pushing the traditional forms of collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields and asking innovative and provocative questions in this respect. Artists interested in the community-driven Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production andits interaction with the urban area and its social fabric.

Collide grants one artist or a collective a fully-funded residency at CERN in Geneva and Barcelona. The artist will spend two months at CERN, followed by a one-month stay in Barcelona (not necessarily consecutively).

The award includes the following support and conditions:
15 000 Swiss Francs as a research and artistic production award.
− Personal allowance for two months at CERN in Geneva and one month in Barcelona.
Travel and accommodation costs within a fixed budget for the three months of the artistic residency at CERN and in Barcelona.

The recipient of the residency award will be expected to:
− Meet regularly with the CERN scientific partner(s) to discuss the process of artistic research, exploration and discovery, and additionally work with other scientists.
− Establish dialogue with scientists and researchers at the research centres, universities, and factories of creativity, with the support and guidance of the team from the Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB) and other scientific institutions in Barcelona.
− Give one talk in both locations during the residency.
− Deliver a residency report after the residency is completed in both locations.
Finalise the artwork resulting from the residency within up to six months following the residency period.

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