[Translate to Englisch:] Bild: Michael Schmitz for Helmholtz/HIDA


Art meets Science

HIDA and the Academy for Theater and Digitality Dortmund are jointly announcing a research fellowship for artists, technicians, and scientists who want to work at the intersection of digital art and cutting-edge digital research. One goal is to make the topic of Data Science artistically accessible to the public.

With a joint project, HIDA and the Academy for Theatre and Digitality want to promote the development of formats that artistically open up the topic of Data Science for the public and make cutting-edge research that works with artificial intelligence accessible to the theatre and cultural industry of tomorrow. The fellows will experiment with new methods, explore digital ecosystems, promote the transfer of questions, insights and technologies between art and information & data science, and make them accessible to society.

The five-month residency is spent at the Dortmund Academy for Theater and Digitality and at one of the 18 research centers of the Helmholtz Association. The fellowships are designed to enable scientists and theater professionals to begin research projects, realize concepts, and continue or complete work that has already begun. To this end, HIDA and the Academy award two five-month fellowships (including coverage of travel, housing, mentor budget, etc.) and provide a workspace and access to networks and hard- and software of the participating institutions.


The program is open to artists, technicians and scientists interested in researching artistic, technical and scientific issues in the context of digital narratives in theatrical contexts and their practical implementation.

The funding period is possible from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Applications can be sent until March 28, 2021 to



The Academy for Theater and Digitality (ATD) is a model project at Theater Dortmund for digital innovation, artistic research and technology-oriented education and training. It is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the ERDF fund of the European Union and the WILO Foundation, which also provides the Dortmund share of the above-mentioned scholarships. It cooperates with the DTHG, the German Stage Association and with numerous regional and international partners. The Academy sees itself as a place of innovation, inspiration, discourse, exchange; a place with courage for the new and also for failure, for reflection and communication - a place of art!



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