Educational outreach projects
Our team is composed of project heads and five relay teachers (Paris, Créteil & Versailles academies). We design and create workshops, visits and specific projects according to the programme and educational requirements.
Involved in an artistic and cultural educational programme in numerous schools, from pre-school to high school level, the team also accompanies teachers in the creation of specific projects (in situ or externally). Here are some examples:
Primary and junior high school levels
The Centre Pompidou invites pupils from primary and junior high schools to design a mediation project for European Museum Night. Following a visit to the Museum, each class chooses works and studies them throughout the year. Children from participating establishments meet to share presentations of "their" works, reinterpret them and then present them to visitors to the Centre Pompidou during European Museum Night (end May 2019).
*The artistic and cultural educational programme "The class, the work" is organised by the Ministry for National Education and the Ministry for Culture.
Primary school level
With the help of an equipped van and workshop materials produced in full or in part with digital tools (such as 3D printers or laser-cutters), the Mobile Factory invites children to take part in workshops designed by artists.
The aims of the Mobile Factory are to:
- Meet the children in their own locality.
- Create the conditions to explore their creativity in a reassuring environment.
- Accompany them in the discovery of new forms of artistic production.
The Mobile Factory is geared in priority to audiences who are the most geographically or socially-distanced from museums, in medium-sized towns (50,000 inhabitants), in urban or safety priority areas and rural zones.
The workshop is transported with an electric Mercedes Vito in the Centre Pompidou’s colours, on loan from Rent-A-Car and fitted out by Bold Design. Modular and practical, these fittings can adapt to various types of workshops thanks to key elements such as storage, working space and workshop furniture.
In a school, a youth centre, a social-medical centre or a public park, the mobile workshops have been designed for easy roll-out in different settings for a wide range of audiences.
With the support of Rent-A-Car
Junior High School level
In the framework of its external activities, the Centre Pompidou transports its teen space, Studio 13/16, to schools.
Over the course of one week, junior high pupils get the chance to discover an events programme developed in collaboration with Studio 13/16’s guest artists.
Through this operation, the Centre Pompidou confirms its ambition to meet the public and involve teenagers in the design and production process of an artistic creation. This also provides an opportunity to generate teenagers’ interest in present-day creation and to remind them that creative wealth stems from collective effort.
Vocational & agricultural high schools
This innovative educational art programme at the crossroads of visual arts, audio arts and new technology is geared towards vocational and agricultural high schools across the country. Over the course of a school year, the students get to grips with the creative process and develop a sound stage. They then present their creation in the framework of an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and Ircam.
Geared towards school film clubs, the Centre Pompidou organises an operation around the screening of a selection of works from the new media collection (video art), with a discussion session led by a specialist speaker. This selection is based around a societal issue, in tune with the contemporary practices of teenagers.