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Create animated films, virtual worlds or a digital book: In various workshops children and young people between 8 and 12 years of age can discover the creative possibilities of digital technologies from 25.5.2020.

Together with Haba Digitalwerkstatt, NRW-Forum has developed interactive live webinars to show children and young people what can be experienced and created in virtual worlds of art. Participation is free of charge. The project is supported by the Beisheim Foundation.

More information will be available here soon!

NRW Forum mascots Data and Zip stand in the city center of Düsseldorf on a sunny day
Older woman standing in purple lit room with VR glasses on her head and a controller and electronic sword in her hand

For the participation in a workshop or lecture you get a certificate and a badge and with four certificates a diploma. The Avantgarde Academy is anything but a classical educational institution: ADA is young, participative, digital, creative. ADA is not a school, but a new movement in which everyone can participate. Once a year exhibition presents projects and works that have been created in the academy.

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Graduates of the Academy of the Avant-garde and teachers pose with certificates of participation and badges
Workshop leader explains a subject to a child sitting at a table. On the table are wired potatoes and in the background are posters
A young woman holds up a badge of the Academy of the Avantgarde and smiles
Two children sit at a table with a laptop with an open game, Lego bricks and a tripod with a camera

Paint brush instead of watercolor pencils, VR workshop instead of handicrafts with Fimo: With the Akademie der Avantgarde, we have launched a project for art education and digital education that has its finger on the pulse of the times. ADA offers free lectures and workshops on photography, pop and digital culture. We want visitors to follow us, especially in the fields of media literacy, digital education and new technologies. It is about knowledge transfer, active participation and a critical approach to modern cultural technology. But ADA is also an educational programme that is fun, where new friendships emerge and where, at best, perhaps even new projects grow out of. Everyone can play an active part, any age is welcome!

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Ada on Tour

In the near future, the ADA team of the NRW-Forum will also come to you, to school, to hospital, to the senior citizens' home, to the kindergarten, to the youth centre. The mediation team brings workshops & equipment and a digital education offensive to the city.

All Workshops can be found here

The Academy emerges from a series of previous events and collaborations such as the series "1UP - The Live Magazine for Ideas" or "Internetstadl - The Funny IRL Festival of Net Culture". With the Digitalwerkstatt, we offered 2017 programming classes for children and have been working closely with the University of Cologne since 2018 as part of the "Post-Internet Arts Education" project.

Children stand around a table with a construction set for a vehicle
Several people stand with a canvas in front of them in a room and follow the instructions of a teacher while painting
A young woman holds a badge in front of her on which is written I want to belive in art and shows a computer

The Akademie der Avantgarde is made possible with the support of the Prof. Otto Beisheim foundation and in cooperation with Musenkuss Düsseldorf.

Two children sit at a table and build something from building blocks. On the table is a tripod with a camera and two laptops
A man sits behind a computer screen and streams himself what is transmitted on a screen in front of him
The mascots of the NRW Forum Data und Zip hug an elderly man in downtown Düsseldorf
Two teenagers sit at a table and program something on a laptop

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