Connect, an international programme is launched in collaboration with The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, as a platform to foster experimentation in the arts in connection with fundamental science. Over the next four years, a series of fully-funded artistic residency opportunities will be announced to take place at CERN, in Geneva, and in partner scientific organisations worldwide, in Chile, South Africa, Brazil and India.

Connect invites one Swiss artist or collective to complete a 2-month residency at CERN in Geneva to immerse themselves in the Laboratory’s community, followed by 1 month remotely with the support of a scientific partner and the Arts at CERN team.

Connect invites proposals:

Call for applications: Sommerakademie Paul Klee 2021/22

Up to nine residents are invited to join the Sommerakademie Paul Klee (SPK) program, curated by artist Dora García, and beginning 2 August 2021. Over the course of 2021 & 2022, the SPK features public lectures, closed-door seminars, and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technical support at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) – but also teaching opportunities in the form of workshops at the HKB. In response to ongoing practical and political contingencies, this call is addressed to applicants residing within an approx. 1000 km radius of Bern. For the same reason, we are newly introducing the option of digital SPK residencies, from further afar.

Application deadline is 5 May 2021, 7 AM CET.

Call for applications -Principal Residency Program 2022

La Becque is launching its new call for applications for its Principal Residency Program, seeking residents for 2022.

DEAR2050: Oceans on the rise

We are pleased to announce our second call for artists and activists in concert with our call for scientific manuscripts. We invite you to join our efforts with this year 2021 call “Oceans on the rise” around the effects of climate change on the oceans.

We welcome art works of all styles, artistic, artivist and activist initiatives, art & science collaborations and everything in between.

Participation offers:

• The opportunity to share your art work with a new, diverse audience

• The presentation of your art work in this year’s DEAR2050 exhibition

• The sale of prints of your art work in our online shop

• The chance to have an impact on the public discourse about the climate challenge.

Uncreatively Writing / SEND US YOUR TEXT / Receive a prize / NO FEES



Uncreatively Writing is an ongoing project between Igor Guedes and Uni So, in which certain parts of pre-existing digital texts are erased to create new meanings. Together, the artists use this method of writing to explore and suvery different social matters not limited to LGBTQI+, gender rights, and racial issues.


We are currently looking for a new text to work with that is less than 750 CHARACTERS.


The theme is open-ended but we are especially keen with social subjects. We often work with excerpts from literature, transcribed conversations, and even Whatsapp conversations. 


What tools could enable us to develop new paradigms to respond to the social, political, economic or ecological changes awaiting our cities? How can we do this in a context of depletion of natural resources, climate change or social and demographic fractures? New balances between individual needs, social projects and available resources must be imagined. BIVOUAC wishes to reflect on the diversity of these energies which seek to question current rules and habits, to find innovative ideas that will emerge from this troubled period.


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