Every year, two countries will fund two different artistic domains to participate in the Accelerate@CERN research awards. The awards will be made after an open call in the country funding the award, and the winners will receive a stipend for their one month research visit to CERN, as well as subsistence and travel costs. The awards will be judged by a jury comprising the funders of the programme and representatives from CERN.
In the first year the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is funding an award for Swiss artists engaging in interactive web art, and the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece, is funding an award for Greek visual artists.
"It is very exciting that in Spring 2014 a Greek and Swiss artist will have the opportunity to have a one month research visit of the multi dimensional world of particle physics and see how their visits inspire new artistic research," says CERN’s Cultural Specialist Ariane Koek.