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

Connect Switzerland

«Connect» national format

8 December 2023

Applications must be submitted via the submission form on arts.cern.


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Pro Helvetia and Arts at CERN, the official arts programme of CERN, have been organising residencies together since 2014 with the goal of strengthening the dialogue between arts and science. «Connect» is 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» national format

Deadline: 8 December 2023.

«Connect»’s national format consists of a fully funded residency that offers support to an artist or artist collective from Switzerland* to spend 2 months at CERN and 1 month remotely, with the support of a scientific partner, and the curation and mentoring of the Arts at CERN curator and team.


«Connect» Call for applications (PDF)



* Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland

«Connect» international format

The application deadline for «Connect India» has expired. Information about the next international format will follow at the end of 2024.

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 by «Connect India» in partnership with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) in Bengaluru and in 2023 by «Connect Chile» in partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Detailed information:

Call for applications «Connect India» (PDF)

* Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland


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The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal (myprohelvetia.ch) by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.