Digitalization Triple II: “Illustrative Space”

A laboratory series on the topic of the independent performing arts in the digital age

Target Group: Artists and culture makers within the independent performing arts community who have specific questions/ideas regarding the illustration and/or documentation of their art in digital space that they would like to (further) develop.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Digitalization is omnipresent. It has changed the conceptualization, production, distribution and reception of art and culture. It does so as a function of the unlimited possibilities that it offers, but also carries the risk of a profound lack of clarity. Added to this is a pronounced lack of exchange of knowledge and practice between the worlds of art, software development and science.

The Digitalization Triple I: "Artistic Space" took place from November 2016 to February 2017 and invited artists and culture makers of the independent performing arts community to examine their questions dealing with artistic space.

In terms of content, the Digitalization Triple II focuses on “Illustrative Space”:

  • How can ephemeral art be recorded and made permanent using the tools of digitization?
  • What relevance and what opportunities exist in the archiving and use of digital copies?
  • How can art manage to not only be presented within this, but to develop its own digital form?
  • And how can digitalized (or digitally produced art) affect others, be received and communicated?

Each of the three teams is respectively composed of a representative or a group of representatives from the fields of art, programming and science. All three teams have the opportunity to present their results within the scope of a public exchange.

Requirements for Participation

  • Member of Berlin’s independent performing arts community
  • Motivation to research digitalization strategies within the scope of the Digitalization Triple, as well as to develop specific ideas that affect one's own artistic space
  • Primary residence in Berlin for the coming months and officially registered in Berlin
  • Strong language proficiency in German


We ask you to submit a resume which illustrates your professional/artistic development as well as a statement of motivation (application form) which discusses your motivation for participating in the Digitalization Triple. The question regarding a possible or already existing illustration of your art in digital space should be clear from the statement of motivation.

Applications can be submitted until June 30, 2017.

Applications can only be sent by email to beratung(at) via the application form.

A selection from the applications will be made by the coordinators of the program in cooperation with the respective experts from the Digitalization Triple phase “Illustrative Space”.

Digitalization Triple I - III

The laboratory series Digitalization Triple has a total of 3 content-based focuses:

Digitalization Triple I: “Artistic Space”
What realms of possibility does digitalization open for the artistic space of the independent performing arts beyond digital theater marketing and the complete collection by the creative industry? How does the connection between the performing arts and digitalization produce truly fantastic forms of performance?

Digitalization Triple II: “Illustrative Space” (currently accepting applications)
?How does digitalization affect the illustrative space of art? What relevance and what opportunities exist in the archiving and use of digital copies?

Digitalization Triple III: “Political Space” (2018)
Are there intersections between the sociopolitical objectives of critical independent theater makers and net activists? Can we learn from and with each other?