Due to the positive responses from diverse audiences with different academic, professional and cultural backgrounds, and the motivating personal experiences we enjoyed during the project, we decided to take our initiative to the next level. In November 2012 we founded a legal association (e.V.) in Germany. This legal entity allows us to receive donations and promote the concept of Scientific Theatre as corporate body by organising performances that facilitate a dialogue on sustainability between practitioners, scientific communities and the public.
In October 2012, the Freiburg Scientific Theatre was honoured by the University of Freiburg for its outstanding engagement in creating and performing “Setting the Stage for Sustainable Consuption” for the 2012 Freiburg Forum on Environmental Governance. The Theatre’s forging of new paths in academic communication through its innovative combination of science and arts to convey the topic of sustainable consumption also earned it the University’s nomination for the “Sonderpreis für herausragendes studentisches Engagement des Landes Baden-Württemberg” (a state-wide university student engagement award).