FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When and where is Hands Off The Wall happening?
Painting will happen Between Friday 28th July to Sunday 30th of July 2023, at different walls located all over Werksviertel Mitte in Munich Germany.
Visiting murals painted by our artists from previous years is possible all year round free of charge at Werksviertel Mitte. This year's artists will be painting live between 28th of July 2023 to 30th of July.
HOW TO APPLY for Hands Off The Wall:
Artist information below, please send an email before 1st of April 2023 to email@example.com with:
1. Your artist/crew name.
Crews: we need the names of all artists involved!
2. Your contact information,
Name, working email and if possible phone number, where we can reach you.
3. A work example,
please send us up to a maximum of 3 pictures that represent your work.
We do not need your curriculum vitae at this stage, just the 3 pictures. Yes, Wetransfer works just fine.
4. Social Media Platforms,
please state your Webpage, Instagram and/or Facebook accounts.
5. Tell us what medium you work with,
Spray Paint, Emulsion, other materials.
6. Your country of origin and/or the country you are currently living in/traveling from.
Please let us know if you need help with traveling costs.
7. Let us know if you want to apply for the free hostel accommodation.
A limited number of bunk beds in shared 4 bed dorm rooms at Wombats Hostel are available between 27th July to 31rd of July. The rooms are shared with other artists from the festival. Please state your preference for mixed or female only accommodation if applying.
ARTIST information & Festival Rules:
28th July to 30rd of July
We do recommend arriving on Thursday 27th of July afternoon but latest you have to be with us at 8:30 on Friday 28th of July to participate at the festival.
How long is the Open Call open?
Please send your application Email before 1st of April 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How big are the walls?
Our walls are in different shapes and sizes. You will get an email with your wall and sizes.
27th July to 31rd of July
A limited number of bunk beds in shared 4 bed dorm rooms at Wombats Hostel are available between 27th July to 31rd of July. The rooms are shared with other artists from the festival. If applying please state your preference for mixed or female only accommodation.
Will I get paid?
Yes, there is a 150€ payment eligible for artists/crews partaking in the festival.
Can Hands Off The Wall help with my Traveling costs?
Hands Off The Wall will try to help cover parts of traveling expenses from artists traveling huge distances to the festival. The festival decides which artists/crews receive additional help.
I identify as a woman can I apply?
YES, we do not discriminate. What is between your legs does not concern us.
I’m FLINTA can I apply?
I'm a woman does my sexual orientation matter?
NO, we do not discriminate. Who you fall in love with is non of our business.
My crew is mixed gender can we still apply?
YES, we do not discriminate. We believe that working together is the goal and should be the norm. If you already do that, you are a great example of how it should be done.
I'm a male painter, I identify as male and I am not part of a mixed crew. I still want to paint at your festival, can I apply?
YES, but we will give you obstacles. Only if your work deals with the complex theme of being a woman in society or the art world or is relevant to women and if you are willing to show up dressed up in a skirt, heels and a wig. This is to show you truly support women in arts. If that is the case you are more than welcome.
WHY THE CLOTHES AND WIG? IS THIS A JOKE?
YES and NO. Women have to jump through countless hoops and obstacles to make their mark in the art world. Straight white men usually don't experience how it feels to be left out because of gender. Nor do they experience the feeling of only being considered worthy for festivals if they are eye candy and posing sexy in front of their pieces. If you are willing to see how it feels for a day to switch place with a woman in the art world, you are very welcome to be part of Hands Off The Wall. We are proud to have men at our sides who want to fight with us against discrimination. These men also have a sense of humor, so should you if you choose to apply as a straight man to a festival for women.
Colors and materials?
We will send you a list of cans and materials you can choose from. Send us the info before 1st of May and we will order and provide them for you free of charge. Pick up is directly with us.
I work with emulsion, tiles or other mediums how does that work?
Let us know what materials you need before the 1st of May and we will order and provide them for you free of charge. Pick up is directly with us.
What if I need extra art-supplies, but have forgotten to send my list before the 1st of May 2023?
Your material list needs to be with us by 1st of May. Any requests later can not be covered by Hands off The Wall. We do have a variety of brush colors, half used spray paint cans and other materials available from previous festivals you can source from.
I need to buy art supplies where can I get them?
There's a Boesner art supply shop directly at the venue. They have everything from brushes to spray paint cans. Opening times Mo - Fr: 08:00 - 20:00, Sa 09:00 - 18:00. You should find everything you need there. For more advanced requests there are builders markets not too far from the venue.
Will I be photographed?
YES, we have photographers to document the artworks along with possible action and portrait shots of artists during the festival. However we understand that some people might not want to be seen with their face in pictures. If you let us know in advance our photographers will respect your wishes, but please keep in mind Werksviertel is fully open to the public therefore being photographed by festival visitors is the norm when painting with us.
Do I need to sign a contract?
YES, if you want to paint with us you need to sign a contract with us before the 1st of May. The contract involves all legal agendas concerning the festival and your artists rights. Therefore we need your legal name and other personal information.
I want to help and support Hands Off The Wall can I help?
YES, we are always happy for helping hands, if you want to support for example by painting walls white, help with social media performance or assist the female artists on sight as a HOTW crew member. We are very happy to have you on board. Please contact: email@example.com. If you want to help Hands Off The Wall with sponsorship proposals and money donations please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mag. Caroline Taschler at +43 676-3353292
Who is behind Hands Off The Wall?
Hands Off The Wall is the brainchild of the Austrian artist Chinagirl Tile. Together with filmmaker Nadine Taschler and Peter Taschler she formed the non-profit Verein „HANDS OFF THE WALL, Verein zur Förderung von Kunst von Frauen“. Together with their Munich partners Loomit, Magdalena Waller and members from Verein Urbane Kunst and Werksviertel Mitte they put the spotlight on female artists.