Künstlerdorf Schöppingen sponsors German and international artists and scholars working in literature, the fine arts, new media, interdisciplinary projects and experimental composition.
Künstlerdorf Schöppingen awards around 30 artist of on average three months' duration every year, including scholarships for new media, interdisciplinary projects and experimental composition. The village in the Münsterland is intended to serve the artists as a laboratory where cooperations and international exchange can arise. During their scholarship, the artists live in renovated farm houses from the 19th century with a range of studios, ateliers, event and gallery spaces. Readings, workshops and art exhibitions take place regularly.
Künstlerdorf Schöppingen is funded by the foundation NRW Stiftung "Natur – Heimat – Kultur", the Ministry for Culture and Science of the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia, the Westfalen-Lippe regional authority, the district of Borken, the municipality of Schöppingen and the Förderverein Künstlerdorf Schöppingen.
Fine artists, composers, authors, media artists and scholars from Germany and abroad.
Grants are paid at a monthly rate of 1,025 EUR, from which between 100 and 200 EUR are deducted for apartment/studio rent. Residence is mandatory.
Fine arts/new media/mixed media: Approximately ten scholarships lasting two to six months are awarded each year. There is no age limit, the scholarship period can be chosen freely. Applications must be submitted online during a specified period over the summer months.
Literature: Approximately ten scholarships are awarded each year. The same conditions as for fine artists apply.
Composition: Two six-month scholarships are awarded each year. There is no age limit, the scholarship period is determined as either the first or the second half of a year.
KWW Scholarships: Approximately six scholarships lasting two to six months are awarded annually for special projects at the interface between art, science and business. There is no age limit, the scholarship period can be chosen freely. Applications must be submitted online during a specified period in the spring.