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«Connect»: The Residencies Programme by Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia

Visual Connect India

Applications 2022

12 December 2022

Applications must be submitted via the appropriate links in the call description.

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For Swiss artists:

For Indian artists:

Pro Helvetia and Arts at CERN, the official arts programme of CERN, have been organising residencies together since 2014. Building on this common experience, the two institutions are taking a further step towards their goal of strengthening the dialogue between arts and science with «Connect», a residency and cultural exchange programme for artists and cultural practitioners at the intersection of science and artistic research. As part of Pro Helvetia’s focus on «Art, Science and Technology» for 2021-2024, «Connect» supports networking and collaboration models combining these three fields of activity.

«Connect» offers a national and an international format, both open to art practitioners from all disciplines supported by Pro Helvetia.

«Connect» international format

«Connect India» is now open for applications until 12 December 2022

Hosted in cooperation with science organisations and experimental facilities worldwide, «Connect»’s international format enables a tandem consisting of one artist from Switzerland and one international artist to be in residency together at CERN Geneva and at an equivalent international scientific institution.

For the international format, the regions rotate between the areas covered by Pro Helvetia’s offices abroad. The format was first launched in 2021 with «Connect South Africa», followed in 2022 with «Connect India» in partnership with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) in Bengaluru.


Call for applications «Connect India» (PDF)

Submission forms:

Via arts.cern (Swiss artists*)

Via prohelvetia.in (Indian artists)

* Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland

«Connect» national format

Starting in 2021 and occurring annually, it offers a Swiss* artist or collective a residency at CERN in Geneva during which they benefit from a curated residency, dedicated time and space within CERN’s community and are matched with a scientist.

The next call for «Connect» is scheduled to open on 17 January 2023.

* Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland