In early 2015, a new funding line was established to support performances that work artistically with digital means.
The "Digital Performance" funding programme will primarily enable performative projects that combine digital narratives and technology. The maximum funding amount is up to 8,000 euros.
In 2019 a total of eleven projects in Aachen, Bochum, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Cologne, Münster and Neuss were made possible.
Due to the growing interest in this funding approach, the 2020 programme will be further expanded.
For a decade now, the NRW KULTURsekretariat has been dealing with digital topics, such as "Next Level" on digital art and culture of computer games.
Since then and in the future, this field has been and will continue to be expanded in the form of electronic communication platforms and mediation services, but also as a medium for the creation of experimental art and dialogical action.
Digital culture was also a thematic focus of the "Transfer" projects with the Netherlands and Belgium in 2016/2017 and with Greece in 2018/2019.