FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When and where is Hands Off The Wall happening?
Painting will happen Between 21th to 27th of September 2020, at wall no.9 at Werksviertel Mitte in Munich Germany.
Visiting: Murals by our artists will be visible to the public starting from the 21st of September 2020.
The Lineup for 2020 is full. Applications for this year are closed.
I identify as a woman can I apply?
YES, we do not discriminate. What is between your legs does not concern us.
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 belief that working together is the goal and should be the norm. If you already do that, you are a great example how it should be done.
I'm a male painter, identify as one and are 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 women in society or the art world or is relevant to women and if you are willing to show up dressed up in 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 sens of humor, so should you if you choose to apply as a straight man to a festival for women.
I want to help and support Hands Off The Wall can I help?
YES, we are always happy for helping hands, if you wan't to support for example by painting walls white, help with social media performance or help the female artists on sight as a HOTW crew member. We are very happy to have you on board. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to help Hands Off The Wall with sponsorship proposals and money donations please contact us at 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 the put the spotlight on female artists and strive to changed the Art Scene for good.
As a painter when do I have to be in Munich?
Arrival: Sunday 20th of September. Check out Sunday 27th of September.
You will stay at Gambino hotel next to the venue.
Dividing the wall meeting the artists: 21st of September. Meeting point 13:00 in front of the Gambino hotel lobby. 15h PR Meeting at the wall.
As a painter I'm entitled to 10 Montana cans, how does this work?
We will send you a list of cans you can choose from. Send us the info before the 1st of September and we will order and pay them for you. Pick up is directly at the wall.
What if I need more cans?
If you want more cans you can order them with us but you'd need to pay the extra cans yourself. We have a deal with Montana where you can order your extra cans with us and get a special reduced price.
MTN94 for 3,36€/piece
Hardcore for 3,27€/piece
Send us the info on how many cans you like to purchase before the 1st of September and we will order and ship them to the wall.
What if I need extra art-supplies?
There's a Bösner art supply shop directly at the venue. They have everything from brushes to spray paint cans. Opening times 10:00-18:30. You should find everything you need there. For more advanced requests there are some builders markets not to far from the venue.
I work with emulsion, tiles or other mediums how does that work?
We do have a variety of brush colors and half used spray paint cans available. Please check with us for the color range.
When working with different materials than cans do I need to bring them myself?
Possibly, but give us a shout. We still have lots of materials from last year.
How big are the walls?
Our wall is roughly 100m wide and 6,5m tall. Besides the big wall we do have some more walls at the venue open for painting.