Our program offers the opportunity to regularly gain insights into artistic processes and to have a personal exchange with our fellows.


The following series of events provide a framework for literary, artistic and musical contributions in an informal atmosphere:


Brunch: every third Sunday of the month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-> walk in at any time without prior notice

Dinner: on the first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
-> by appointment at info[at]


In addition, the Künstlerdorf organizes individual projects (see below). You can get information here or via our newsletter.

Sound Art Picnic
18. Juni 2023 — 12.00 Uhr

SOUNDSEEINGis a cooperative interdisciplinary sound art festival in the Münsterland region, which, with its interplay of exhibitions, concerts, performances and workshops of high artistic quality, offers viewers and listeners a unique sensory experience of sounds in space.

Beyond Literature
1. — 9. Juli 2023

In the second edition of the CAP (Curating for Advanced Practices) program, everything revolves around (new) forms of literature and those who make and mediate them.

Living Library Schöppingen
20. Februar — 31. Dezember 2023

In the spring and summer of 2023, the library of the Künstlerdorf will become a place of encounter, learning and knowledge. Following the concept of the „Living Library“, a variety of processes, activities, interactions and engagement will take place here. The successive redesign of the library also includes the expansion of the collection with objects, media and perspectives.

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.

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

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.


The Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen shows solidarity with the people of Ukraine and those who had to leave their country because of the war.


As a concrete aid measure, we are joining the „Kultur hilft Kultur“ campaign initiated by the NRW Culture Council and accompanied and supported by the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science. This makes a culture-specific contribution to help artists and cultural workers from Ukraine with opportunities for cultural life. Free apartments and studios including a monthly grant are now available for this purpose in the Künstlerdorf.


Volunteers wanted for a social year in culture!

Künstlerdorf Schöppingen and Landesmusikakademie NRW in Heek are intensifying their collaboration.


In a first step, a joint position for a volunteer in the social year in culture, a so-called FSJ culture, is offered. This combined position, which will start on September 1st, will help to connect the two institutions and is also responsible for joint projects and events. Here young people have the opportunity to get to know the work of two different cultural institutions and to gain an insight into cultural management. Interested young people are invited to apply for an FSJ Kultur.


On January 27, 2022, the co-initiator and founding director of the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen died in Münster at the age of 93. During his eight years in Schöppingen, he provided important impetus for literature and the visual arts and created an enduring place to live and work. We remember him with great appreciation and gratitude.

Opera "Akasha" by Wingel Mendoza
4. Dezember 2021 — 20.00 Uhr

The opera project by the Mexican composer and sound artist was created during his six-month fellowship residency in 2021. In his work, Mendoza explores the possibilities of expanding sounds using his own analog and/or digital instruments. To create new ways of perceiving sound, he works with external electronic sources such as video, image and sensors. „Akasha“ is a series of five interactive compositions and ensembles based on the five essential elements (fire, water, earth, wind and spirit). The five elements of nature can exist on their own, but their environment begins to change as they interact.


History's Footnote: on Love and Freedom (Exhibition)
2. Oktober — 28. November 2021

Works by our fellows Noncedo Gxekwa, Felipe Castelblanco and Géraldine Tobe, with assistance from Jeanpy Kabango, will be on view as part of the exhibition “History’s Footnote: on Love and Freedom” at Marres – Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur.


Open Workshop
2. Juni — 21. November 2021

For the first time there is the possibility to use the newly equipped workshop area of ​​the Künstlerdorf for own ideas and projects. Techniques such as drawing, painting, screen printing, analog photography and working with clay, wood and metal are available here. A trained workshop manager and fellows of the Künstlerdorf provide insights into manual and artistic work. Different techniques can be learned and tried out independently.

Brunch and Dinner in the Künstlerdorf

… offer the opportunity to regularly gain insights into artistic processes and to have a personal exchange with the fellows. We cordially invite you to experience literary, artistic and musical contributions in an informal atmosphere.

19. Juni 2021 — 10.00 Uhr