Arts at CERN and FACT call on artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award

Model of the ATLAS detector © CERN

Geneva/ Liverpool, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 January 2017) Arts at CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) announce its international call for artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award. This is the second year of this successful collaboration between CERN and FACT(link is external). Last year over 900 artists, from 71 countries applied for the award.

The COLLIDE International Award is a partnership between CERN, based in Geneva, and FACT, based in Liverpool, that promotes dialogue between artists and scientists from all over the world. In its sixth edition COLLIDE, the two-month residency programme will grant the winning artist a prize of CHF 15,000 and a fully funded residency for artistic and scientific research at one of the largest science laboratories in the world, CERN.

“Science is a core pillar of cultural development, which is increasingly important for the advancement of knowledge. We are confident that COLLIDE International is a strong vehicle for achieving ever greater advances in knowledge and culture,” says Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, CERN Director for International Relations.

Moreover, the COLLIDE International Award includes a one-month residency at the UK’s leading media arts centre, FACT, to start developing the winning proposal and to move into a funded production after the residency. Online submissions are open until March 10th for artists interested in applying here.

“FACT Liverpool is very pleased to be the partner to Arts at CERN for COLLIDE for a second year, following a fantastically inspirational and productive 2016. It’s amazing to be able to introduce the public to artists whose work show how intrinsically art and science are connected. Last year’s amazing response to this collaboration from science and art communities and the general public alike shows the importance to keep encouraging curiosity, which is always at the heart of what we do,” says Professor Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT.

“COLLIDE International is a groundbreaking award which influences an international and flourishing scene of art and science. The partnership with FACT provides excellent opportunities to further explore conversations and dialogue between artists and scientists at CERN. I am excited to welcome applications from artists inspired by the cutting edge research environment at CERN and the opportunities that this collaboration brings to them,“ affirms Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN.


Further information:

Arts at CERN website

COLLIDE Facebook site(link is external)

Twitter ArtsAtCern(link is external)

FACT’s website(link is external)


Media contact:

CERN Press Office
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+41 22 767 21 41


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