COLLIDE International Award is a two-month residency programme which promotes dialogue between artists and scientists from all over the world, and had over 900 applicants from 71 countries last year.
COLLIDE grants the winning artist a fully funded residency for artistic and scientific research at one of the largest science laboratories in the world, CERN, and a prize of CHF 15,000. It also comprises a one-month residency at the UK's leading media arts centre, FACT, to start developing the winning proposal and putting it into production. Online submissions will be open until 10 March for artists interested in applying: arts.web.cern.ch/collide-international-award-0
"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 ground-breaking 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.“ says Mónica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN.