Collide Residency Award, at CERN and Hangar

27 October, 2020 - 09:30 to 14 December, 2020 - 23:59

The European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), located in Geneva (Switzerland), is teaming up with Barcelona to launch the second edition of the Collide Residency Award, which promotes dialogue between art and science at the highest level.


The aim of the residency is to invite artists to the Laboratory to consider, debate, discover and find inspiration, and to understand the challenges of fundamental research and the big questions that currently concern physics.


The proposal includes a second residency stage at Hangar, in Barcelona, where the person or collective selected will have an opportunity to broaden their research and test their applications through Barcelona’s scientific and cultural network, as well as relate to a wide range of communities.  


You can find full information on this call in its terms and conditions.

Artistic discipline

Multi-disciplinary. Projects with a link to/interest in science.

Who is it aimed at?

Artists of any nationality over the age of 18 with an interest in interacting with CERN's scientific community. The programme is aimed at artists working from a cross-disciplinary approach, strongly motivated by scientific thought and interested in fundamental science.


Esplanade des Particules, 1
PO Box
1211 Geneva 23


C. Emília Coranty, 16
Can Ricart
08018 Barcelona

Duration of the residency

The person selected will have a two-month stay at CERN, in Geneva, and a one-month stay in Barcelona during 2021. The dates will be agreed on with the organisers after the decision has been made.

The award and other benefits

  • The award for research and artistic production comes to 15,000 Swiss francs.
  • Personal allowance for two months at CERN, Geneva, and for one month in Barcelona.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses with a closed budged for three months of artistic residency.


Application-submission period: from 27 October to 14 December 2020, at 11.59 pm (CET, UTC+1).
Decision: before 31 January 2021.
Residency: during 2021. The dates will be agreed on with the organisers.

Submission of entries

Applications must be presented in English through an online form that includes professional and contact details and the following documents:

  • CV.
  • Portfolios (recent works, exhibitions, residencies, etc.)
  • Project proposal, along with a detailed description of the project that the artist intends to carry out during their residency at CERN and Barcelona. The proposal will have to be accompanied by a video statement lasting up to a maximum of 5 minutes, defending the importance of the planned project.
Contact information: 

Arts at CERN
The Collide Residency Award is part of the ‘Collide CERN Barcelona Framework Partnership 2019-2021’.

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