Ausstellung Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time, Strategien für eine unstetige Zukunft, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Although Frankfurt is not a large metropolis with its 650 000 inhabitants, more than 1000 visual artists work here. Location advantages arise thanks to the "College of Visual Arts" (Städelschule) and the "College of Design" (HfG) in Offenbach.
For artists residing in Frankfurt the City Frankfurt am Main offers more than 40 inexpensive municipal working studios, because an appropriate working environment is essential for artistic work.
Furthermore the "Artist in Residence Programme" of the City Frankfurt am Main offers guest ateliers for a three-month period for foreign guest artists from the twinned cities. Correspondingly Frankfurt artists have the opportunity of living and working in the specific twin city for a limited period.
Private bodies, such as the association basis and atelierfrankfurt, also offer inexpensive working premises for artists.
The annual Open Doors event gives the art-loving public the opportunity on one weekend to view work of artists at the place of origination. The beginning of Open Doors is marked by the opening of the annual exhibition by Frankfurt guest artists.