Helden wider Willen e.V.


Hildegardstraße 49
04315 Leipzig

What is your Mission?

Helden wider Willen e.V. is a non-profit association and is run by its members.
If you want to take part, just get in touch!

Our competencies are:

  •     Willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams
  •     Didactic skills and the ability to deal with virtual and visual culture
  •     Conception and implementation of (also transdisciplinary) research projects
  •     Project consulting for art and research projects
statt-Lichtfest 2021
What are the main activities?

When the association was founded in 2006 in the west of Leipzig, this district was still characterized by vacancies and ruinous industrial plants. The reluctant heroes regularly curate exhibitions there with a focus on interaction and media art, organize workshops and develop a wide variety of cultural education offers. With their cultural activities and the founding of a gallery in the Westwerk, they were among the pioneers of Plagwitz's development into an artists' quarter. A change of location to the east of Leipzig, which the club was forced to do in 2012 due to excessive rents, now also requires a new positioning in terms of content. In the sense of "train the trainers", the association would like to set impulses for new art projects in the future and establish itself as a platform for artistic experiments and ideas in the district.