The Heidelberger Kunstverein is one of the oldest art associations in Germany.
The Heidelberger Kunstverein celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.
Founded to make contemporary art accessible to a wide audience, the Kunstverein faces the challenge of actively shaping the presentation and production of international contemporary art in the 21st century. The aim is to promote understanding of aesthetic and social issues. This is done through extensive accompanying and educational programs as well as the production of artistic works for the respective exhibitions.
The Heidelberger Kunstverein succeeds in attracting outstanding international artists to Heidelberg and thus presenting the range of contemporary artistic creation to the local audience on an international level. In 2009 the art association received the ADVK-Art Cologne Prize for its “excellent exhibition practice and mediation activities”.
The art association is currently supported financially and ideally by over 800 members. Ursula Schöndeling is currently responsible for the program of the Heidelberger Kunstverein as director.