Dear Culture Enthusiasts!

Bayer AG has been involved in cultural activities since 1907, and in 1908 the Erholungshaus, a theatre and concert hall, was added in Leverkusen. Originally founded to improve the quality of life of employees, the cultural department (Bayer Arts & Culture) has since developed its own profile and, from 2021, will invite culture enthusiasts to events at Bayer's sites in Leverkusen, Wuppertal, Berlin and Bitterfeld as part of the "stARTfestival". Offers for children and young people (frühstART), theatre education workshops and the stARTacademy support programme round off the programme.


The cultural commitment of Bayer AG is different from that of other companies. We hardly engage in classical sponsoring any more.


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It is important to us to accompany the artists, ensembles and companies and projects. This is more of a kind of cultural sponsorship that we run - in addition to the stARTfestival.
Thomas Helfrich
Head of Bayer Arts & Culture

This becomes particularly clear when you take a look at the stARTacademy funding programme. Since 2009, artists from all disciplines have been supported here. In this way, as the cultural department of a corporate group, we also make a contribution that radiates into society.


We are proud of our previous commitment and look forward to future cultural encounters with you.


Your team from Bayer Arts & Culture