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Open Call: Connect India

Applications for the Connect India call are closed.


12 December 2022
(by 11:59 PM CEST, UTC+2)
Applications closed


Detailed Call for proposals «Connect India» (PDF)

Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

Live digital Q&A info event:
23 November, 2022
2:30 PM CEST / 7:00 PM IST
YouTube Link here


For Indian artists

For Swiss artists


CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have been working together since 2014 to foster experimentation through the arts in connection with fundamental science. In 2021, Arts at CERN, the laboratory’s arts programme, and Pro Helvetia launched Connect, a new collaboration framework that marks the extension of their joint efforts in supporting and promoting the dialogue between artists and scientists.

Connect is a residency and cultural exchange programme for artists working at the intersection of science and artistic research. Connect serves as a global platform for interactions and dialogue between artistic and scientific communities across Switzerland, South Africa, India, Chile and Brazil, which will be realised during the course of 2021-2024. The first edition, called Connect South Africa, took place in 2021 with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in South Africa.


Connect India is part of the Connect collaboration between Arts at CERN and Pro Helvetia New Delhi, the liaison office of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in South Asia, in collaboration with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) in Bengaluru, India. The dual residency comprises a residency at CERN in Geneva, and a second residency at ICTS. One artist from Switzerland and one Indian artist will be in residency together at both locations in 2023.


Connect India will grant a funded residency to an individual artist from Switzerland and an individual artist from India. Connect India invites submissions from artists with a distinct interest in an interdisciplinary approach, and a keen engagement with scientific thinking and fundamental science.



Applicants are advised to consult the websites of each of the partners in order to better understand the facilities and research associated with each, and identify potential lines of inquiry and project development for their residency:

Project Partner:

Institutional partners:

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Research focus at ICTS (PDF)
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