Academy for Theatre and Digitality

Portal for Projects and People

search PROJECTS to discover cutting-edge digital research in theatre and performance
meet our research fellows and collaborators in the PEOPLE database





Portal is the knowledge-sharing platform for the Academy for Theatre and Digitality. Explore the experiments and bold ideas behind the Academy's Fellowship programme, delve into the science behind the projects of our HIDA researchers, and explore the results of international collaborations.

The Portal is a platform for discovery and documentation. Each Project Page showcases a unique artistic-technological research project, with topics as diverse as the use of AI in theatrical design, choreography for and with robotics, and the possibilities for theatre in virtual spaces. Each Person Page offers the chance to learn more about the members of our artistic research network. By pooling our knowledge in such a way, creative research into theatre, performance and digital technologies can become more accessible, sustainable, and artistically innovative.


Fellowship Programme

Funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation, the Academy will award a total of 54 fellowships between 2019 and 2022, each lasting for five months. The Academy Fellowships are designed for people interested in artistic-technical research which explores the possibilities for digital narratives in theatrical spaces, as well as their practical implementation. Fellows have researched a variety of digital methods (motion capture, coding, XR, VR, AR, sensor technologies, robotics, and more) across artistic fields including opera, dance, orchestra and drama.

HIDA Fellowships

In cooperation with the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA), the Academy for Theatre and Digitality has offered joint research fellowships at the interface of digital art and cutting edge scientific research since 2021. The HIDA fellowships are kindly supported by the Wilo Foundation.

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