Curiosity Collider Art-Science Foundation is a Vancouver based non-profit organization that is committed to providing opportunities for artists whose work expresses scientific concepts and scientists who collaborate with artists. We challenge the perception and experience of science in our culture, break down the walls between art and science, and engage our growing community to bringing life to the concepts that describe our world.
Artists and scientists seek new knowledge, challenge our understanding of experiences, and share their findings. Curiosity Collider fosters the link between the arts and sciences, which are better understood as part of the same spectrum. Like art, the practice of science involves the pursuit of new understanding. Scientists are moved by the language of data. Artists have unique abilities to mine and translate that data into artworks that express the human experience, creating accessibility to science concepts for diverse groups.
Art humanises abstract and complex ideas, increases critical thinking abilities, and creates a memorable experience for the viewer. Art and science are for everyone, so we incorporate interactive elements for each event. This includes activities such as workshops, demonstrations, and interactive installations which increase opportunities for engagement, and reinforce how art and science together improve and enrich our everyday lives.
We would like to acknowledge that our activities take place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.
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The Collider is open to working with people from all visible minorities, and we strive to create representational balance in all our events. Our participants are selected for the quality of their ideas, their artwork, and their engagement within our community. Members of our community are not required to identify themselves by religious affiliation, gender identity, or race. We welcome all curious people.
We advocate fair pay for artists and work to provide opportunities that align with CARFAC standards. Our community includes both emerging and mid-career artists; we connect with artists through arts educational facilities and community organizations.