For the new programme VRHAM! FORWARD in cooperation with the Institut für theatrale Zukunftsforschung (ITZ) at the Zimmertheater Tübingen, VRHAM! is looking for artists who are interested in experimenting with virtual and augmented reality in the field of the performing arts for the current festival edition from 4 to 12 June 2021. Two creative teams will have the opportunity to (further) develop their already planned or new immersive projects in one-week residencies at ITZ and to showcase it at this years VRHAM! Festival. The Open Call starts on 3 March 2021. 


VRHAM! invites artists from Europe to explore the possibilities of VR and AR for the performing arts and these technologies can be integrated into performative formats. Already conceptualised projects or artistic works in their intital stages of development are to be continued in a one-week residency at ITZ in between 1 to 16 May 2021. The artistic processes will be accompanied by renowned international mentors. A first project status will be presented at the opening weekend of VRHAM!.

The Open Call starts on 3 March and ends on 31 March 2021.

VRHAM! FORWARD is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In cooperation with Institut für theatrale Zukunftsforschung at Zimmertheater Tübingen.

The ITZ (Institut für theatrale Zukunftsforschung) at the Zimmertheater Tübingen stands out through its hybrid form as theatre venue and producing theatre. Its focus on devised theatre and the literature-producing approach on socio-political topics characterizes the ITZ as a model for a municipal theatre of the future. Besides productions with the ITZ ensemble the theatre welcomes international theatre companies such as STEREO AKT (HU), Fräulein Wunder AG and Neue Dringlichkeit (CH) which pursue their artistic work during their residencies in Tübingen. Different discursive formats organized by the theatre are another core component of the development processes and thus, as upstream discourse and exchange platforms, enable content-based and scientifically inspired artistic results of high aesthetic quality.