PlayON! is a large scale cooperation project funded by the European Commission under their European Culture Funding Stream Creative Europe (2019-2024). The five years work is dedicated to the development and implementation of digital technologies for youth theatre and runs under the theme “Concrete Utopias in the Digital Age”.


ACuTe is a project acronym for „Culture Testbeds for Interactivity, Performance and Technology“ and is led by a consortium around the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu in Finland. ACuTe is the second EU funded large scale project (2022-2026) for the Academie as a partner in a scientific-artistic context.  For four years, the project, which is extensively funded by the European Union, will research, develop and perform the latest digital technologies for use in theatre productions: these include robotics, machine learning, drones and others. More...


The Academy for Theatre and Digitality and the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) have offered joint research fellowships since 2021, at the intersection of digital art and cutting-edge scientific research. The goal is to inspire dialogue between the fields of art and science and, in particular, to create rich exchanges between digital arts and digital sciences - in the form of new forms, technologies.

Theatre of Expanded Realities

The aim of the project is to establish a continuous reflexive research environment of artistic production, a new department at the Theatre Mülheim an der Ruhr. From summer 2022 to December 2025, the new department will be dedicated to the practical testing and artistic-scientific research of virtually expanded theatre formats. 

ARTEscénicas + digitalidad

„ARTEscénicas + digitalidad“ stands for a special exchange between creatives, cultural experts with technicians or creative coders. It connects experts and young theatre talents in the fields of art / culture and technology / new media between Europe and South America. With this innovative programme, the Goethe-Instituts in Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia are targeting interdisciplinary groups from these five countrys.

Digital Co-Production LAB

The Digital Co-production LAB is a non-commercial collaborative project funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia between Dortmunder U, the Academy for Theater and Digitality and storyLab kiU. The lab is the interface where digital technologies for visual and performing arts come together. The main task of the co-production lab is to provide knowledge and advice in the field of digital culture. Likewise, it is a place for research and development of tools for digital art.


NEW TALENTS RUHR is an artistic talent development program of the RVR and the successor project to Kunstcamp Ruhr. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Folkwang University of the Arts, Pottporus e.V., the Theater im Depot, the Academy for Theatre and Digitality and Urbanatix. Here, teenagers and young adults aged 16 and over can prepare for their professional future in the fields of electronic music, new circus, digital arts & performance and urban. Workshops, community events, a summer camp and the opportunity for two years of mentoring await the participants. NEW TALENTS RUHR is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the New Arts Ruhr funding program.