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.

Towards Perma-Cultural Institutions: Exercises in Collective Thinking
11. — 18. Juli 2022

The seminar takes the concept of permaculture as a starting point for new thinking about the functionality of artistic systems and the different types of art institutions. The goal is to bring the teaching of plants and permaculture, which has served primarily as exhibition content, into the structures of cultural work in order to influence curatorial practice: How can permaculture ethics (Earthcare, Peoplecare, and Fairshare) spur a sustainable transformation of arts institutions that goes beyond a superficial application of ecological principles?

In addition to keynote lectures that are accessible online, there will also be an open event for interested people, artists and cultural practitioners to follow content and exchange with participants.

Ecosystem Künstlerdorf - Learning from Nature
1. März — 31. Juli 2022

Triggered by the climate crisis and social and geopolitical developments, established structures are increasingly being called into question.


The Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen deals with questions of an alternative corporate culture related to its residency program. In doing so, interior and exterior space are considered together and aspects of more sustainable and fairer cycles of resources are included. During the project, a vernacular kitchen garden will be created, a connection to the program design will be established and a guideline with policies about mobility, the use of resources and the temporary communities located in the Künstlerdorf will be developed.


installation: Stefanie Manhillen, photo: Seweryn Zelazny
installation: Gili Avissar, photo: Meike Reiners
Current Fellows

Visual Arts

Sophia Bauer, Federico Clavarino, Gina Dargan, Danny Daoud, Verena Friedrich, Yoeri Guépin, Bethan Hughes, Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah, Ona Juciūtė, Franziska Klose, Lucila Mayol Pohl, Anna Melnykova, Gil Mualem-Doron, Alina Nosow, Sebastian, Roitter Pavez, Nolwenn Salaün, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Catharina Szonn, Agata Szymanek, Kai-Hendrik Windeler



Feliz Anne Macahis, Mert Morali, Eiko Tsukamoto

Current Fellows


Janhavi Acharekar, Natalja Althauser, Kerstin Becker, Louis Bertony, Marian Bull, Grashina Gabelmann, Neïtah Janzing, Azadeh Karami, Christina Kettering, Myriam Khouri, Ilija Matusko, Jamie McGhee, Mia Raben, Vera Vorneweg, Luna Thadwell




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 and authors 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.