A world that talks to you.


Shape the world you want to live in .


A black woman with pink earphones on a street

OUT and DOORS is an international cultural project organised by the Hans Farmont Foundation and the towns and cities twinned with Düsseldorf.

In 2021, the focus of the programme will be an Audiowalk, which will be produced in cooperation with the artistic team at HELLA LUX, the technology of Storydive App and participants from Düsseldorf and its twin towns and sisters cities of Haifa, Chiba, Chongqing, Moscow, Palermo, Reading, Warsaw, and Chemnitz. Additionally, participants from all over those nations will contribute content and recordings for the collaborative Audiowalk.

The project aims to create a collaborative audio work, which will be developed entirely online over the course of three weeks. At the end of the project an international and multicultural audiowalk will be created . A patchwork of sounds and stories that will be stitched together by the project’s participants and their artistic mentors from HELLA LUX.

Our Vision


Cultural education plays a key role in fostering the personal development, mind openness, expressiveness and creative abilities of young people.


Music, performance, painting, sculpture, film, dance and literature give young people  the opportunity to better understand themselves and the complex world around them.


Creatively, they can acquire fundamental skills that will allow them to actively shape the world in which they live and work together - both today and in the future.  

With this new and exciting programme the Hans Farmont Foundation would like to expand their activities and integrate a new cultural focus.

The programme will take place in regular intervals from 2020 onwards and will focus on different artistic works and outcomes. This year the focus will be on a collaborative documentary film production. The program is led by the director and head of production of the foundation Milena Wichert, who will be supported by two project mentors - former members of the foundation’s programme and professional Artists themselves.

Call for Applications

The project is open to participants (all genders welcome!), based in one of the twin towns or sister cities of Düsseldorf. They are: Chemnitz, Chiba, Chongqing, Haifa, Moscow, Palermo, Reading and Warsaw and of course Düsseldorf itself. Additionally, participants from all over those nations are welcome to apply. The nations are: China, England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland and Russia. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and have a passion for international exchange. A specific academic or artistic background is not necessary, we need your passion!

Applications can be submitted as individuals or as a team.