The 2024 Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW24) is set to explore both well-established and emerging trends in performing arts technology. The NPAPW24 will be hosted by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA), Vilnius, Lithuania from 11 to 13 September 2024 and promises a comprehensive programme.

Event highlights include :

  1. Experiencing cutting-edge MVTP devices that deliver high-quality HD or 4K video and multi-channel audio with under 3 ms latency and discover the new features of eduMEET, an open-source video conferencing solution with peer-to-peer connections.
  2. Learning about integrating personalised AI into music and visual arts education through a collaborative effort by Finnish universities and seeing first-hand SIMS, a new platform for online street theatre performances.
  3. Exploreing low-threshold technology tools for music learning, including multi camera control and digital scores with live annotations, supporting remote education and online performances.
  4. Witnessing the innovative exploration of the ancient kantele instrument, transforming its sound using extended techniques and creating immersive soundscapes, and learning about UltraGrid – the free, multi-platform software for high-quality, low-latency audiovisual transmissions and see it working on 4G and 5G mobile network.
  5. Participating in a practical workshop exploring the artistic use of emotional response system, engaging with a live performance combining gestural painting, sound manipulation, and telematic technology, and gaining insights from research on self-identity and possible selves among professional musicians, dancers, and actors, exploring their attachment and conviction to their craft.
  6. Learning about the implementation of real-time teaching across four culture schools in Norway, facilitated by Nimbra media switch routers, and discovering how Iceland is working to address the shortage of high-bandwidth network infrastructure.

NPAPW24 will feature two distributed concerts, providing a platform for attendees to meet and network with fellow musicians, actors, directors, and art technologists.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the future of performing arts technology at NPAPW24. 


The 2024 Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW24) is part of an annual workshop series hosted in a rotating city of Europe and the U.S. It is a single-track workshop in which attendees learn about technologies utilising advanced networks to enable arts instruction and performance, experience master classes and live performances leveraging these technologies, share research exploring efficacy of these technologies, and meet the colleagues and representatives from institutions advancing this realm of work.

Currently, NPAPW is a collaborative project of GÉANT, Internet2, New World Symphony, GARR (Italian NREN) and other European national research and education networks (NRENs), working together with cultural institutions around the world to organise the annual event.