Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.
Collide@CERN explores elements even more elusive than the Higgs Boson – human ingenuity, creativity and imagination. It is CERN’s new experiment in arts and science: a 3-year artist’s residency programme initiated by the laboratory in 2011.
The Collide@CERN prize – an open call to artists working in different art forms – will be awarded annually until 2013. It comprises prize money and a residency grant for up to 3 months at CERN. The winning artists will interact and engage with CERN scientists in order to take their artistic work to new creative dimensions. Two domains were announced in 2011 – Digital Arts and Dance/Performance. In 2012, a new domain was added in Film. We aim to add additional awards in new art forms when we achieve additional external funding – so sign up to Twitter and our RSS feed to keep posted.
Some of the greatest artists working today are creative patrons of the Collide@CERN project: Swiss architect Jacques Herzog, Japanese artist Mariko Mori, German photographer Andreas Gursky, British sculptor Antony Gormley, wildlife artist Frans Lanting, and Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist. These world-famous artists have all visited CERN and been inspired by the work we do here.
Our international cultural partnerships with leading arts organisations support the project. Our renowned cultural partners include the digital arts organisation Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, the sound and the music and sound conservatoire, IRCAM in Paris, France. We are supported by external funds from Exclusive Friends of Collide@CERN, the City and Canton of Geneva, Prix Ars Electronica, and UNIQA SA who sponsor all the artists insurances. If you are interested in supporting Collide@CERN, please contact Ariane Koek for further information about our exclusive private donors' scheme as well as our corporate packages. Email address - Ariane.firstname.lastname@example.org
Collide@CERN is one of the main strategies of another CERN first – its Cultural Policy for Engaging with the Arts: Great Arts for Great Science, adopted in 2010.
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