Call for artists: Collide Residency Award – Fully-funded art residency at CERN and Barcelona

Dates or Deadline: 
21 October 2021 to 22 October 2021
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Arts at CERN has launched a new call for Collide, its flagship residency programme, in partnership with the City of Barcelona. Artists from all around the world are invited to submit their proposals for a research-led residency. The laureate, an individual artist or artistic collective, will be invited to spend three months dedicated to artistic research and exploration between CERN and Barcelona.


Collide calls for artists inspired by the processes of fundamental science and interested in interacting with the scientific communities at CERN and Barcelona. The programme invites proposals that focus on the artist’s current practice and are open to working with physicists, engineers, IT experts and laboratory staff.


Collide includes:

– A two-month residency at CERN, followed by one month stay in Barcelona hosted at the Hangar Centre for Art Research and Production, and in connection with the city’s scientific laboratories.

– CHF15,000 research and artistic production award.

– Travel costs, living and accommodation expenses for the three months of the residency

– A curated residency, regular meetings with scientists to discuss the artist’s research, and curatorial support from the Arts at CERN and Barcelona’s teams


If you are interested in applying, you can read the Terms and Conditions of the call and submit your proposal via The deadline for submitting applications is 22 November 2021.


Collide is the international residency programme of Arts at CERN in collaboration with a city. Over the three-year period, 2019-2021, Collide is in collaboration with the Barcelona City Council and the Institute of Culture of Barcelona.