GES-2 aims to become a cultural centre for all, part of the urban environment, a space familiar to and popular with residents and visitors alike, a place that makes people want to stay longer and return. We strive to make knowledge more accessible; to involve in cultural activities all those eager to discover new things; to show that education is a continuous process, one that has to be brought out of schools and universities and beyond, into urban space.

Our goal is to make GES-2 an open platform for collective cooperation and for social interactions experienced in positive ways. We use the House of Culture's indoor zones and adjacent areas to create a comfortable leisure environment for residents and visitors, providing space for everything, from board games and wellness classes to neighbourhood tea parties and street festivals.

Schools outreach programmes

These programmes provide opportunities for students and teachers to explore, discuss and analyse ideas underpinning contemporary culture, as well as to develop their projects within the framework of multifaceted collaboration with GES-2.

Our school outreach programmes encompass the following:

  • school visits to GES-2;
  • conferences for art history and international art teachers;
  • assistance with school project activities; and
  • a summer camp based at GES-2.

Visiting formats for school groups

A ‘getting to know’ session: the first visit to the House of Culture is a 1.5-hour interactive lesson built around the seasonal programme or the GES-2 architecture and history.

A day at GES-2: a programme created through the cooperation of a V–A–C Foundation specialist, a schoolteacher and students, based on the intersections between what is happening at GES-2 and what the group is currently studying at school. Students spend several hours at GES-2, the classes are conducted by V–A–C staff, teachers and students themselves.

A class mini-residency at GES-2: if the first visit to the House of Culure provoked interest and you want to return, we offer the chance for schoolteachers and students, together with our specialists, to design a programme of meetings at the GES-2 for the entire academic year.

Individual attendance — a teacher can use the methodological materials published on our website, prepare their own programme for visiting the House of Culture, book a classroom at the GES-2 educational centre or take their students on a trip around the building.

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