ACuTe – Open Call for nine different residencies coming soon!

ACuTe is a trend setting, large-scale European innovation project supported by Creative Europe aiming to revolutionize the way theatre and performing arts are produced and performed with emerging technology and new forms of cultural collaboration and competence development. Within this project, nine different residencies will take place bringing together research, development and the application of new innovative methods and technologies within nine different theatre productions. Each of the residencies will focus on a specific innovation and artistic-technological challenge faced by one of the nine ACuTe planned productions.

The theatres and production hosts welcoming a residency are

Théâtre de Liège (Liège, Belgium)
Landestheater Linz (Linz, Austria)
De Toneelmakerij (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Slovensko Narodno Gledalisce (Nova Gorica, Slovenia)
Det Norske Teatret (Oslo, Norway)
Schauspielhaus Graz (Graz, Austria)
Teatrul National Marin Sorescu (Craiova, Romania)
Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallinn, Estonia)
Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain)

The 9 residencies will be closely supported by one of two ACuTe partner institutions - the Academy for Theatre and Digitality (Dortmund, Germany) and Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao (Spain). Residencies will take place at either Dortmund or Bilbao for the research and development component, and then at the theatre / production host for the application component of the residency.

The Academy for Theatre and Digitality (Dortmund, Germany) will supports five residencies and is a globally unique model for digital innovation, artistic research and technology-oriented education and training. It is a centre for the development of new theatre forms and technologies significantly shaped by digitalisation (

Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao (Spain) accompanies four residencies via invitationand is the Bilbao Society and Contemporary Culture Centre, with a local and international perspective open to dialogue with different community groups. Azkuna Zentroa is a place to take part in culture as a practice, process and space for experiences (

The Open Calls to apply for one of the nine production-specific residencies willbe published gradually between April and June 2023 on the homepage of the following project partners and their social media channels:

European Theatre Convention
Academy for Theatre and Digitality
Azkuna Zentroa Alhóndiga Bilbao

Open Calls will contain further information on the specific artistic-technical profiles needed within the residency for the specific production, as well as the concrete time frame and financial support available.