Join Us at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019

Grants Available for ETC Members

5 - 6 September 2019

ETC Symposium, Linz/Austria

Panel – 5 September 2019, 15:00-17:30
Workshop – 6 September 2019

The digital shift changes how we create, share and monetise content, including theatrical works. Where does contemporary theatre fit in our digital world? And what conditions must be met for digital innovation in theatre? The European Theatre Convention (ETC) has set Theatre in the Digital Age as a core pillar of its programme for European Theatres. Through research and experimentation with digital technologies, ETC aims to enhance theatrical live experience and to offer meaningful reflection of its possibilities and boundaries.

This year for the third time, Ars Electronica and ETC collaborate in a symposium with discussion, a hands-on VR workshop by the CyberRäuber and their Fragments | a digital Freischütz, a virtual reality opera in four episodes, co-produced by ETC members Landestheater Linz and Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

Panel: How can digital technology add to the magical, theatrical moment? Approaches and perspectives of digital theatre are multiple. Believing that new developments in digital theatre and technologies can increase engagement by bringing theatre to new audiences and sectors, ETC and Ars Electronica together with experts from the field, discuss respective experiences, current projects and trends. Finally, the audience is invited to exchange ideas with the panellists about possible future applications of the digital in theatre.

Grants Available

ETC offers travel grants for ETC Members Theatres wishing to visit Ars Electronica 2019. Grants include travel costs (up to €300) and hotel accommodation. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.



Deadline: 01 August 2019
To apply for a grant, please express your interest via email to Alice Burrows, Project & Administrative Officer / +49 30 284 41 461




Photo: ETC Symposium at Ars Electronica 2018 ©Magdalena Sick-Leitner

Theatre in the Digital Age

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