What's it all about?

What's it all about and what is the "Dirty Dozen"?

"The Dirty Dozen" is a changing compilation of artists who once a year create a public space together as part of a non-commercial project.

The idea for this action originally arose after the city of Frankfurt had released a space to be designed by organizer, but he alone would have had a lot to do with that. And so the idea came up to bring artists together and to make a project out of it, which in the meantime is repeated annually.

"The Dirty Dozen" is a cross-regional, public, non-commercial street art project in which a dozen artists with different styles from Germany and other countries work together to create a large mural according to a concept, in order to revalue a corner of the city and bring together artists from Germany and abroad. In addition, unknown (up-and-coming) artists will always be invited to each event in order to give them the opportunity to work together with well known artists and to exchange ideas.

Interested parties are always welcome to come by, watch and ask questions.


Why did you choose this name?

A dozen writers and the prejudice that writers are dirty slobs and "The Dirty Dozen" is complete.
But with that action we want to show that we aren't dirty by any means, even if your trousers, jackets, gloves, fingers and shoes are often splattered with colors. 


Could this action be repeated in my city?

The first actions have taken place in Frankfurt am Main, but are not limited to this city. We also like to paint anywhere else.
If you have the opinion that an area in your city needs a new coat of paint and you have or know an appropriate area that can be designed, simply send us an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .