This year, FACT will be continuing its partnership with CERN, the renowned European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to announce the third Collide International award. Guidelines for the international open call have now been released, and applications will be accepted until 15th February 2018.

Collide is an ambitious artist residency programme, created to challenge and transform how science can influence new ways of artistic expression.  The 2018 winning artist will gain a highly regarded opportunity to spend time in one of the most important laboratories in the world, in a fully funded residency, spending the first two months at CERN, Geneva, followed by a one-month stay at FACT.

FACT Director, Mike Stubbs, says: “As Liverpool celebrates a decade of being a culture capital and we mark 15 years since opening our doors in the city, our partnership with the ‘science capital’, is itself a social experiment and engineering endeavour of enormous scale.  For the third year running we come together with CERN to give one artist a once in a lifetime chance to explore, research, question and create. We bring art, technology and people together in a think-can-do-tank of immense possibilities between CERN and FACT”.

Applications can be submitted at: