Art meets Science

New Exchange Program with the Academy of Theatre and Digitality


Are you an artist? Do you work as a technician? Or you work as a coder or programmer and would like to develop creative formats that open up the topic of data science artistically? Then this offer should be just right for you:


Together with the Academy for Theatre and Digitality, HIDA will launch an exchange programme for artists and technicians in 2021.


With the joint project, HIDA and the Academy of Theatre and Digitality want to promote the development of formats that open up the topic of data science artistically to the public and make cutting-edge research based on artificial intelligence accessible to the theatre and the cultural scene of tomorrow.

With the exchange programme, we give artists and technicians (e.g. coders, programmers, etc.) the opportunity to carry out a self-organized research project at the Academy for Theatre and Digitality in Dortmund as well as at one of the 18 Helmholtz Centers of the Association.

Program structure and application

In total, the research project comprises 5 months, of which the 1st and 5th month are spent at the Academy in Dortmund and months 2-4 at an individually identifiable Helmholtz Center. HIDA supports the 3-month research stay at a Helmholtz Center with the  HIDA Research Scholarship.

The funding period for the research project is from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The application process is coordinated by the Academy of Theatre and Digitality.

The call for application for this pilot program has ended - we wish all selected candidates a successful exchange!


Do you have any questions?

Then please contact HIDA's contact person Claudia Reschke:

Dr. Claudia Reschke

  • Adviser Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA), Strategic Initiatives
  • Helmholtz Association