Authorised To Create Art

  • Dr. Horstkamp and Dr. Kern created Munich Artists as an art brand to help artists find each other and create artwork in their art niches.
  • Storey Tarris, an artist and art historian, is archiving the project for Kyfio UG at KeysCubeCat.com

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About

Dr. Horstkamp, Dr. Kern and Storey Tarris started munichartists  in 2013 and grew the art brand in order to meet Munich based artists and work on collaborative projects.

Munich Artists was not an art group in a traditional German way. It was not an association nor did it make promises to the artists who decided to join the Munich based art collaborations and events.

In the beginning, the website showcased artwork in a weekly online gallery and on the Munich Artists Facebook page.  The photo gallery was open to all Munich Artists but after a few months, we realised that we needed to hunt down the artists in their studios and share their work.

In 2014, Munich Artists started exhibiting artwork offline through the Friday Gallery exhibition space located at Frauenstrasse 18.   The first offline organised event outside of the gallery was held at Stroke 2014 showcasing artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow, Michaela Wuehr, Jenny Schminke, Emmy Horstkamp and Konstantin Ruechardt.

After the Stroke Art Fair, Munich Artists exhibited artwork at the Friday Gallery focusing on artists creating street art, installations and art jewellery and showcasing their work allowing them an opportunity to gain exposure to the Munich art scene.

In 2016, Munich Artists changed it’s focus to installations and presented them at the Friday gallery and at the MA window at Odeonsplatz.

Innerfields Window Installation
Munich Artists Installation Window – Artists – Innerfields 2018


The first Munich Artists creative event was an art installation for a gallery in Neuhausen run by Gabriele Rothweiler.  In the installation, a group of Munich artists created an installation destroying old artwork to create a new art piece which correlated with what was happening in the gallery space. (the gallery was being renovated).

Several other group projects included Munich Stories, Munich Artists Playing Cards, Munich Artists Masks, Munich Artists Say Hello and a sketchbook for the Sketchbook library in Brooklyn.

Munich artists - Stand up for your art Event, Haidhausen, Munich Germany
Munich Artists – Stand up for your art Event, Haidhausen, Munich Germany

Munich Artists focused on lifelong learning and created workshops for creatives and Munich Artists challenges to keep them motivated.  If you want to see the full list of finished challenges and projects, you can check out our projects page.

Munich Artists worked hard to find talented artists and sometimes critiqued art. Munich Artists from its inception did not represent artists full as a gallery space but focused on creativity and building a creative nurturing environment for artists to share their talents.

Although Munich Artists is no longer an active art group in Munich, Munich Artists is still lurking on the internet.  If you would like to reach Munich Artists you can email Storey Tarris or connect with us through the Facebook page

500 Artists Say Hello – 2016 Event

500 Artists Say Hello is the first event created by Munich Artists to bring together Munich Artist for the purpose of meeting, networking and inspiring new collaborations and ideas.

On April 23, 2016  101 Artists shared their artwork in Neuperlach in a Hello Installation created by Emmy Horstkamp.

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500 Artists Say Hello Installation – Munich, Germany

Around 300 creative people attended the event and 101 Munich Artists shared their artwork based on an open call posted on the website.

At the event, we organized artists into casual groups to work on mini installations using photographs from our Hello Art challenge.

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Munich Artists at the 500 Artists Say Hello Event  2016 Creating Mini Installations

This year, Art in Motion performed a dance/art/music performance and we were lucky to have musicians bring their instruments and perform.

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Art in Motion Performance April 23, 2016

Book and Book Cover

Because the installation was made out of individual art pieces, we created a book which included all the artists names and contact details.

 

Rules for Munich Street Artists

Here is a letter from the City of Munich to artists in Munich wanting to perform, show and create art on the streets of the pedestrian zone of Munich, Germany.

Dear street musicians and street artists in Munich,

Despite the fact that the city and the city administration generally take pleasure in your musical and artistic performances in the pedestrian zone, our experience in recent years has shown that the large number of musicians and artists and some of their instruments have become a nuisance to residents and businesspeople.

That’s why the City Council decided to issue some general rules.
On the one hand, these rules will guarantee that as many interested street musicians and artists as possible will repeatedly get a chance to perform. On the other hand, these rules will also make sure that residents and those working in nearby shops will not be bothered too much.

The following rules need to be followed:

A. Musicians

  1. Every day, up to five permits will be issued for the morning (performance allowed from 11am until 2 pm) and five permits will be issued for the afternoon (performance allowed from 3 pm until 10 pm).
    From 2 to 3 pm, playing music is prohibited.These permits can only be picked up the day you wish to perform, Monday-Friday 10 am – 8 pm and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Permits are available at the city information office in the City Hall (Marienplatz, 80331 Munich) for a fee of € 10.00
  2. Every musician can be issued a permit on a maximum two days from Monday to Saturday.
  3. The musician will have to change his/her pitch every 60 minutes; every pitch can only be used once a day.
  4. Interested musicians can only pick up their permit in person upon production of his/her identity card or passport.
  5. If several musicians (a maximum of 5) wish to perform together, such a “small band”, has to apply for a permit together. On this joint permit, the names of all musicians must be listed. Such a permit can also be obtained at the office mentioned under A.1.
  6. Several musical instruments which are considered particularly annoying must not be used; this especially applies to:
    • wind instruments (trumpet, saxophone, trombone, etc.)
    • drums and similar rhythm instruments
    • bagpipes
    • barrel organs
    • keyboards
    • electronic instruments
    • amplifiers
  7. On Sundays and on public holidays a total of only 10 permits will be issued for the afternoon (1 pm – 10 pm). Starting at 3 pm on the workday before the respective Sunday or public holiday these permits can be collected in the office mentioned under A1.
    Permits issued for Sundays and public holidays are not relevant to the rule that only two permits can be issued within a period of Monday-Saturday.All musicians will have to audition at the city information office.

B. Statues

1. Every day, a maximum of three permits for the period from 12:15 pm until 10 pm of the same day will be issued. These permits are available at the office mentioned under A.1 for a fee of € 10.00.

2. Every artist can be issued a permit on a maximum of three days from Monday to Saturday.

  1. The artist will have to change his/her pitch every 60 minutes; every pitch can only be used once a day.
  2. On Sundays and public holidays, permits are issued for the period from 1 pm – 10 pm. Starting at 10 am on the workday before the respective Sunday or public holiday these permits can be collected in the office mentioned under A1.
  3. Permits issued for Sundays and public holidays are not relevant to the rule that only three permits can be issued within a period of Monday-Saturday.All artists will have to audition.

C. Active Street Artists

  1. Every day, a maximum of two permits for the period from 12:15 pm until 10 pm of the same day will be issued. These permits are available at the office mentioned under A.1 for a fee of € 10.00.
  2. Every artist can be issued a permit on a maximum of three days from Monday to Saturday.
  3. On Sundays and public holidays, permits are issued for the period from 1 pm – 10 pm. Starting at 3 pm on the workday before the respective Sunday or public holiday these permits can be collected in the office mentioned under A1.
  4. Permits issued for Sundays and public holidays are not relevant to the rule that only three permits can be issued within a period of Monday-Saturday.
  5. Performances involving fire, knives or animals will not be permitted.
  6. The artist will have to change his/her pitch every 60 minutes; every pitch can only be used once a day.All artists will have to audition.

D. Sidewalk Artists

See rules 1-4 under C.
5. A maximum area of 10 m2 may be used.
Every artist will have to show sketches of his/her works of art.

The City of Munich regrets that these rules entail some bureaucracy for performances which are, in principle, beautiful and very welcome in our city.
Please understand that in cases of conflicting interests, mutual consideration sometimes unfortunately needs to be helped along by some rules.

Contact Information:

City of Munich
Managerial Board
Press and Information Office City Information Office
City Hall, Marienplatz 8 80331 München
Phone: 089 / 22 23 24

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