Accelerate Finland – Call for Entries open until 4th Nov, 2019

Arts at CERN, in Geneva, in partnership with the Finnish organisation Capsula (art-science-nature), is offering an individual artist or artistic collective the opportunity to apply for a one-month research residency at one of the world’s largest particle physics laboratories, CERN.

Accelerate Finland is an open call for Finnish artists interested in carrying out artistic research inspired by the world of particle physics, in dialogue with scientists, engineers and staff, during an artistic residency of one month at CERN, the European Laboratory of Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The main goal of the Accelerate programme is to foster artistic investigation in connection with scientific research and fundamental physics. A jury of experts from culture and science will review the proposals received out of the call. One individual artist or collective will be selected from all the received proposals and will be invited to CERN in 2020 to explore possible new scenarios for enquiry in arts and science.

Read the Open Call for entries in English and in Finnish.

Saastamoinen Foundation and The Committee for Public Information (TJNK) support Capsula in realizing the Call. 


Arts inspired by the research at CERN has been featured in numerous articles in the most prestigious media. Here are some links for articles featuring projects that had been incubated at Arts at CERN programme.

Wired, 12.9.2017
CERN isn’t just colliding particles. It’s welcoming artists

The New York Times Styles Magazine, 12.9.2017
Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?

Financial Times, 8.6.2018
Art Basel installation turns particle physics into art

The Guardian, 22.5.2018
The big bangers: grime smashes into the Hadron Collider

Forbes, 29.8.2018
Creating Art At The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator

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