Open Call for Artists: Arts@CERN

Particle physics and the arts are inextricably linked: both are ways to explore our existence – what it is to be human and our place in the universe. The two fields are natural creative partners for innovation, research and development in the 21st century.

DEADLINE: Jan. 25, 2016 (extended)

The theme of this fourth edition of Collide@CERN Geneva is literature and digital writing. CERN invites writers and creators working in this experimental realm, and using digital formats as new forms of expression in writing to apply for a 3-month residency at CERN. Proposals should comment further into digital writing than the digitization of the analog, and use inventive ways linked to digital technologies and the networked society as well as ways information is generated and distributed online or offline. The writing proposals can be either in English or French.

The beneficiary will work at CERN for three months, during which time he/she will be supported with the guide and partnership of a CERN scientific partner. During this period the Arts@CERN team will curate and coordinate visits to experiments, encounters and conversations with scientists, engineers and staff at CERN.

A jury of experts will review the submissions and select the winner. The laureate artist will spend a residency of three months at CERN and will receive a grant of CHF 15’000 (fifteen thousand Swiss Francs) and a total amount of up to CHF 15,000 (fifteen thousand Swiss Francs), administered by CERN, for the development of a project.

About Arts@CERN [web]

The Royal Society: 2015 Art/Science Call for Proposals

As part of its Summer Science Exhibition, The Royal Society is opening a call for proposals for an art/science exhibit around the theme of ‘Light’.

Deadline: March 20, 2015

“The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology research. It provides a unique opportunity for members of the public to interact with scientists and ask them questions about their work.

The Summer Science Exhibition 2015 will be held from 29 June – 5 July at the Royal Society, London. The Exhibition houses 22 exhibits showcasing cutting edge science, as well as a series of public events.

The Exhibition is the Society’s main public event of the year and is open to members of the general public as well as students and teachers, scientists, policymakers and the media. Last year the Exhibition saw over 14,000 visitors during the week.

In addition to the scientific exhibits and events, the Society hosts an art/science exhibition, which aims to enlighten and inspire. The theme of the art exhibit will be Light, in celebration of the International Year of Light…”

VIEW FULL CFP [www, pdf]

Open Call / Microbes as Material Workshop

Exploring Artistic Practice using Microbiological Systems Workshop, Lancaster University

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

The Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) Division at Lancaster University is opening its doors to artists who want to explore the theory and practice of microbiological processes. This is a unique opportunity for five UK artists to experience hands-on work in the microbiology research labs during a two day workshop. The workshop is produced in partnership with the Insight research group, Live@LICA and Abandon Normal Devices, and is funded by The Society for General Microbiology.

The aim of the workshop is to bring artists and scientists together as equal partners with a view to developing new hybrid projects and proposals in the arts and to explore the idea of the science lab as an artists studio. We will be exploring several themes; Linguistic communication and social intelligence of bacteria; selective growth and killing; performativity in the microbiology research lab. We are keen to explore how artists and scientists understand the materials they work with through practical actions and conceptual framing of the scientific process.