Everything Can and Must!


The pandemic situation has an impact on this year's festival program. Since the health of all is a priority for Bayer Arts & Culture, the festival events will take place in a modified form, ensuring the greatest possible safety for guests and participating artists and depending on the current situation. However, you can follow individual events on this page via livestream.
Please look out for up-to-date information on our events on our website and on the event pages at Kölnticket.



stARTfestival in livestream: Alexander Krichel on Saturday, April 24, at 8:00 p.m. live from the Städtisches Kulturhaus in Bitterfeld-Wolfen


stARTfestival in Livestream: The Jakob Manz Project on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. live from the Prime Time Theater in Berlin



With the stARTfestival, Bayer Arts & Culture offers an exciting and innovative program of cross-genre events for adults and children. For more diversity, more movement and more experimentation. In addition to venues in Leverkusen, we invite you to festival venues at Bayer sites in Wuppertal, Berlin and Bitterfeld.



© Christoph Seidler
State of the art is a need, an attitude
and a commitment: everything can and must be done.

We start where others stop.
State of the art is not the goal, but only the first step.
How stupid then would it be to set limits for ourselves?

We want to overcome precisely these limits,
Seeing and promoting new things, taking different paths,
to obtain other results.
To give something back to people, to society.
Nothing for everyone, something for everyone.

Connecting instead of separating,
Experiment instead of everyday life,
Open instead of upside down,
Diversity instead of simplicity,
Movement instead of standstill.

Everything is possible.
Everything can and must.
Thomas Helfrich