For any artist out there wanting to get up close and personal with the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, this might be your chance: the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) is seeking submissions for its COLLIDE International Award. The lucky winner will get the opportunity to work with a CERN scientist on a project designed to bring art and science together.
“Our desire is to connect the worlds of leading scientists with international artists through ‘creative collisions’, encouraging both fields to inspire and challenge each other, and pushing the boundaries of their traditional roles and methodologies,” Arts@CERN’s director, Monica Bello, said in a statement.
Famously home to the Large Hadron Collider, CERN has offered the award to artists with an interest in the sciences for several years. This is the first year, however, it will be collaborating with the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). The winner of the COLLIDE International Award will win a three-month-long, fully funded residency split between the two institutions as well as a $15,000 cash prize, Sarah Cascone reports for artnet News.
“Encouraging curiosity is central to our agenda, and introducing the public to experimental and open-minded artists is an amazing way to inspire creativity both within science and arts,” FACT director Mike Stubbs said in a statement.