"The Dirty Dozen" is a graffiti focused, small writers meeting with a changing cast. Up to now music came out of a box and for spectators and interested people there was no supporting program. From time to time, however, the desire to expand the scope grew: more painters, more space, a bit of program. And so last year we wanted to fulfill the wish of many and make a jam out of the classic "Dirty Dozen", where 12 artists create an area together and where the focus is purely on writing. But then Corona got in the way and we started with a light version. But now the situation looks better and we are planning again in the direction of a "real" jam, although only cautiously, because no one can predict how the situation will be in September. Nevertheless: We will have about 30 painters on the walls, probably also breakers, first of all music from the can and who knows: Maybe even more. But we will decide that relatively short term.
For all this we need an appropriate location and we have it with the youth center "Am Bügel", in the Frankfurt district Bonames. Through this cooperation, we have the opportunity to significantly expand the organization and thus the framework. Painters are offered more space, for DJs and MCs there would be a small stage, breakers can dance in front or on a gallery and spectators find space on the premises.
The youth center "Am Bügel" is no newcomer when it comes to organizing youth events. Among other things, it hosts the annual Character Jam and the njoy: culture & sports festival and a dance battle.
Since 2010, the youth center has hosted the "Character Jam", an annual graffiti event with a special focus on character design. In 2021 there will be another Character Jam, which had its 10th anniversary the year before. A good opportunity to celebrate the anniversary accordingly. Therefore, both graffiti events in September will offer more than their actual program. "Character Jam feat. Das Dreckige Dutzend" so to speak or "Das Dreckige Dutzend meets Character Jam". Whatever. One thing is certain: it will be colorful again, with fresh styles and characters.