The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation supports international artists by organizing an Artist-in-Residence program. Grant holders are able to focus on their work without time or financial pressure.
The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation supports international artists and authors by organizing an Artist-in-Residence program.
Grant holders are able to focus on their work without time or financial pressure. The progressive potential of the arts, which have an impact on other areas of society, as well as the testing of new methods and structures through processes are key fields of the program. The transdisciplinary exchange with fellow artists and authors as well as with local and regional communities allows for new impulses, perspectives and networks.
The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation facilitates encounters between different realities of life and knowledge production as well as between professional disciplines. It rejects any form of discrimination based on ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, on the basis of disability, age or sexual identity.
The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation awards around 40 residency grants in the fields of visual arts, literature and experimental composition each year. A total of around 800 artists have been fellows since the Künstlerdorf was founded in 1989. The grants are linked to a stay in the Künstlerdorf which can last between two and six months each. They are open for application without any restrictions in regards to nationality or age. Grant holders are selected by expert juries, which are organized on a rotating basis.
The program of the Künstlerdorf offers opportunies to gain insights into artistic processes and to have a personal exchange with the fellow artists, writers and musicians. In addition to the ongoing events, the Künstlerdorf organizes the annual curator’s program CAP, with the aim of developing contemporary strategies and structures for artistic productions and to negotiate implementation issues.
Residencies of the year, the ongoing program and the curatorial project are documented in our annual publicaton. Artist’s editions are made to support the work of the Künstlerdorf. In order to facilitate the exchange of grant holders beyond their residency, the alumni program offers the option of visiting the Künstlerdorf as a guest or to participate in later projects. This option is available by arrangement or by invitation.