Since 1989, the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen supports international artists with its residency program. The stipend-funded fellowship of two to six months enables the realization of projects in the fields of literature, visual arts and composition.

The Harvest - a group show
19. November — 4. Dezember 2022

„Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
(Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, Scottish writer, 1850 – 1894)

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 were accessible online, there was an open event for interested people, artists and cultural practitioners to follow content and exchange with participants.

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




The Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen is located in two listed manor houses from the early 19th century, situated in the rural area of Münsterland, close to the Dutch border. Each year, the Künstlerdorf awards around 40 grants in the fields of visual arts, literature and composition. Since its founding in 1989, a total of about 900 artists have been invited for a residency. The fellowships are each associated with a two- to six-month stay in the Künstlerdorf. The program is open to international applicants and has no age limit. The selection of the fellows is made by juries of experts, which are renewed on a regular basis.


The program of Künstlerdorf offers the opportunity to regularly gain insight into artistic processes and to engage in personal exchange with the fellows. In addition to ongoing events such as monthly dinners and brunches, the Künstlerdorf organizes the annual CAP (Curating for Advanced Practices) program, which aims to discuss production conditions and implementation issues for artistic practices and to develop new strategies and structures in the arts.


At the end of each year, a publication is issued that includes documentation of the residency fellowships, the ongoing program, and the CAP program. Annual editions serve to support the work of the Künstlerdorf.


In order to sustainably promote the exchange of fellows beyond the residencies, the alumni program offers the possibility to visit the Künstlerdorf as a guest or to participate in later projects. This option is available by arrangement or by invitation.