The cultural foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf is a member of the Arbeitskreis Deutscher Internationaler Residenzprogramme (short: ADIR, i.e.: Working Group of German International Residency Programmes). More than 20 cultural institutions exchange ideas about the development of residency work in such areas as sustainability, families and partners, inclusion and international protection programmes. The Working Group coordinates matters relating to cultural policy and raises public awareness of the opportunities of artist-in-residence work.

In the video, the director, Annette Rupp, talks about the work of the foundation and the importance of international residency programmes.

Video #BeMyGuest

"While I'm experiencing the situation, every day is very interesting for me and I can observe how this experience changes me." In the video, sculptor, painter and graphic artist Alexander Povzner talks about his residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf.

A Flair of Vienna in the GDR

Barbe Maria Linke and Dietmar Linke, pastors and authors, met the Austrian couple Fred and Maxie Wander, both writers, in Wiepersdorf. The Wander couple had moved to the GDR (Kleinmachnow) in 1958. Maxie Wander's book Guten Morgen, du Schöne, was published shortly before her death in November 1977 and became very famous.
Fred Wander came from a Jewish family and was imprisoned in several German concentration camps. He wrote novels, stories, children's books and, together with Maxie Wander, travelogues. His key work is considered to be the novel Der siebente Brunnen.

Video documentation of the event (May 2023):

Reading and talk with Barbe Maria Linke and Dietmar Linke
Moderation: Dr Friederike Frach, CEO Brandenburgischer Literaturrat

Former associates of Matthias Vernaldi were guests in Wiepersdorf from 20-22 October on a group scholarship. Their current project is to review and edit the texts of the writer, GDR civil rights activist and disability activist Matthias Vernaldi with the aim of publishing them in an anthology.

Reading and talk about Peter Hacks

The Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf and the Kleist Museum, Frankfurt (Oder) jointly invited to a talk about Peter Hacks with the authors Matthias Dell and Ronald Weber at Schloss Wiepersdorf. Hacks was a guest there in 1973.

In July, the independent jury decided on the awarding of the fellowships for 2024, which are funded by the state of Brandenburg.

About the workshop on cinema and spirituality organized by Maryam Palizban and Martin Treml in September 2023.

The Humboldt Residency Program started this year with a two-week working phase at Wiepersdorf.

If you are looking for inspiring books for the summer, you might be interested in the new publications by 2023 fellows of Wiepersdorf.