Open call

Embassy of Foreign Artists, in collaboration with Campus Biotech, is setting up the call for following project: "Dive into the heart of a research laboratory", open to all types of practices. This year, applications for 2021 will be open from 15 April and will close on 1 June 2020. 

Residency periods 2021:

  • 3 months from 1 January to 31 March 2021
  • 3 months from 1 April to 30 June, 2021
  • 3 months from 1 July to 30 September 2021
  • 3 months from 1 October to 31 December 2021
  • 6 months from 1 January to 30 June 2021
  • 6 months from 1 July to 31 December 2021

Conditions of participation

The competition is open to professional artists from all artistic fields (visual arts, dance, theatre, music, writing, books, comics, cinema, etc.); to people active in the field of research on contemporary artistic practices; to cultural actors such as curators, playwrights, scenographers, etc.; or from applied disciplines (architecture, design).


Dive into the heart of a research laboratory

Scientific research has always carried within it the greatest hopes and the greatest perils for humanity. Every great discovery opens the doors to a world of new possibilities that must be evaluated collectively. Yet there is still a great deal of ignorance about what is at stake in science. Debates on the patenting of life, eugenics, and risk assessment protocols in relation to applications in the food, medical and military fields are mostly confined to the scientific press. This absence results in a great mistrust of scientific institutions and generates a more or less rational fear. Is it possible through artistic creation to open the debate and to inscribe these issues in the collective consciousness?