NOW: New Application-period 2016

The next round of applications for regular scholarships art, literature, experimental composition has started with July, 1st 2016 (deadline September, 15th 2016). Please apply on www.kuenstlerdorf-online.de for grants in art and literature. For application in experimental composition please use this document: komposition_engl_2017_bewerbungsformular

General information about Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation:

Guiding principle of Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen Foundation is to support writers, visual artists, artists in the field of new media and and interdisciplinary projects as well as composers by the way of artist in residence stays in the Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen (NRW, Germany) accomodation.

These stays go along with monthly stipends and can last as long as six months in total. The fellows can work highly focused during this period of time in the Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen (NRW, Germany) studios, apartments and flats on their respective art, book or score projects. With in total 14 fellows being on site at the same time and coming from different sectors of work a comprehensive and inspired exchange of ideas takes place. Application for the artist in residence stays is internationally open. There is no limit of age existent.

Recently a line of new artist in residence scholarships (KWW) dealing with projects in the intersection of art, science and economy was started.

Schoeppingen is located in the region of Western Muensterland (Germany, North Rhine Westphalia), between the cities of Muenster and Enschede (NL). [to see a map click here]


Grants for visual arts, new media art, interdisciplinary projects, literature and composition will be awarded each year. Different juries of experts decide on the incoming applications. Deadline for applications will be announced on this website. All necessary information will appear some weeks before on our website.

The monthly grant amounts to 1025,- Euros. An amount for the operating expenses of the apartments or studios of about 100,- to 200,- Euros has to be payed of this. There is an obligation to spend the artist in residence stay on place.

The Kunststiftung NRW holds each year an annual scholarship in the fields of literature, composition / experimental music and visual art.

More scholarships are funded by the Ministry for Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of NRW and the Landschaftsverband Rheinland.


The artists village offers an open platform for collaboration between artists. There is a vivid care for both national and international networks and relations. Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen sees itself as both a refuge for the fellows to spend quality time on their work and valuable exchange with others and as an artistic and project laboratory that is always setting and tracking new and hitherto unseen ideas and projects.


The studios and apartments of the artist village Schöppingen are in two completely renovated farmhouses dating from the early 19th century. A total of eight apartments for authors and new media artists and six studios for visual artists is available. There are a gallery space and a wood/metall workshop disponible.

Founders are NRW Stiftung Natur-Heimat-Kultur, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the District of Borken, the Community of Schoeppingen and the Friends of the Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schöppingen Society.

Grant donors in the Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen are the Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports NRW, the Regional Authority of the Rhineland and the Foundation Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen itself.


Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
Feuerstiege 6
D- 48620 Schöppingen

phone +49 2555 93810
fax +49 2555 938120

e-mail: info[a\]stiftung-kuenstlerdorf.de

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