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The professional school

The art of inventing the future 


The Centre Pompidou’s professional school promotes a better understanding of our contemporary world via the arts and culture, based on the concept of combining expert knowledge and practice in an original setting.  


The aim is to shed light on the key issues for businesses and organisations, while developing personal and collective curiosity, agility and creativity. 

    A unique school for professionals

    Since its creation, the Centre Pompidou has maintained a dialogue with society, exploring the pathways of modernity with artists. This dialogue is aimed at a new category of audience: public and private organisations and the professional world in general. This conversation between artists and the world of business seems to play a vital role in helping us to live with the transformations taking place in society and open up new perspectives in the way we think about work, the relationships it generates and the sources of innovation it leads us to discover. 


    How can the arts, artists and culture, via the Centre Pompidou, support transformations in organisations? 

      A unique location: artwork and workspace "3-8" by Leopold Banchini

      To encourage its participants to adopt new approaches, the professional school has decided to design a space that is specially tailored to this newly found purpose. This artwork and workspace, designed by the artist and architect Leopold Banchini, in partnership with Laure Jaffuel, is entitled "3-8" and is set at the heart of the contemporary collections of one of the most important modern and contemporary art collections in the world.


      This space showcases new practices in the field of spatial design and is used for receptions, conferences, workshops and other collective and collaborative gatherings of up to 25 people.

      It is exclusively used for events organised by the professional school, and gives partners a complete experience of contemporary creation.


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      Activities to help you adopt a different perspective

      Professional school courses cover three areas: 


      • interdisciplinary themes designed to develop your collective, emotional and relational intelligence, while increasing your curiosity; 
      • economic sectors examined from different perspectives in order to promote inquisitiveness and present inspiring experiences; 
      • provision of expertise by the Centre Pompidou to reinforce your competencies and enhance your career. 


      We have jointly designed continuing professional development courses with our partners. 
      We can also create bespoke courses to meet your particular needs or individually adapt an existing course to your business. 


      Find examples of courses here

      A unique learning experience divided into 4 sessions lasting from 2 hours to 10 days.

      Session 2: exchanging ideas with an expert 


      Meetings with personalities from the world of research and/or the cultural sector – all experts on the subject – in the form of masterclasses. 

      Session 1: discovering the museum 


      An active tour of the Museum collections to help us discover what modern and contemporary masterpieces can teach us about a previously defined subject. 

      Session 3: creating with an artist 


      An artist is chosen for his or her work on the chosen topic. In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, he or she devises a protocol designed for use in the workshop to promote individual or collective engagement in a creative process. 

      Session 4: taking ownership for your job 


      At the end of the overall process, a general summary session is held in order to transform these discoveries, individually and collectively, into lessons that can be applied to the participant’s professional world. 

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      Eligible for training budgets. Declaration of training activities registered by the Prefect of the Ile-de-France region under the following number: 11755582475. 

      Training activities in the category of actions to adapt and develop employees’ competencies, provided for by Law L6313-1 of the French Labour Code. 



      For a business, using a Datadock-referenced body facilitates the funding of the training by your designated Opérateur de Compétence (OPCO). 

      Consultancy Offer

      For several years now, the Centre Pompidou has been called on to help communities, organisations and companies to conduct their cultural projects. Redefining cultural programmes, developing programmes targeting a young audience, creating cultural centres, assisting with cultural engineering… So many projects that call for the expertise, excellence and experience of the Centre Pompidou. 


      The Ecole Pro team is available to design a joint collaboration around the project of your choice. 


      Contact us by email 


      “The advantage of the course is that it does not provide you with ready-made answers, but rather, it encourages you to think.” 


      “The contents of the course revolve around participation and interactions.” 


      “I fully realised the implicit benefits of the course 24 hours later, when I told my colleagues about my experience.” 


      “Meeting and working with an artist on our issues is a rare and precious opportunity. " 


      “The exceptional surroundings in which the course takes place have a positive impact on this experience.” 


      “Having the opportunity to engage with an expert at the Centre Pompidou and being alone in the museum give you a stronger insight into what the artworks can teach you.” 


      Working to create a fabric of partners keen to place art and creation at the heart of their transformation dynamic, the Ecole Pro contributes to transmitting know-how to public and private organisations and companies, in France and internationally.


      Do you have a project you would like the Ecole Pro to help you with?
      Would you like to have more information?

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