ARTIUM is an open centre-museum, committed to its environment, with a fundamental didactic objective: to bring the world of art closer to people from all walks of life. In accordance with these didactic aims, ARTIUM develops activities designed specifically to ensure that the centre-museum can be enjoyed by every member of family, to provide an introduction to the world of contemporary art for young people, adapted to their interests, and to bring contemporary art closer to those members of society who have difficulties in gaining access under normal circumstances.
For young persons
- Shall we meet at ARTIUM?
If you are between 13 and 16 years of age don`t miss this opportunity of gaining an insight into your favourite subjects. how to make cartoons, how to make films with your mobile phone, how to create your own web site in an entertaining manner, how to modify digital photographs and how to take these with a shoebox, and so on. Workshops take place in the evening and include an afternoon snack.
In order to attract all sectors of society, these programmes are designed for groups who, by reason of their characteristics and circumstances, have few opportunities to come into contact with art and culture.
- Residences for the elderly
Every summer, ARTIUM´s educators visits a number of different centres for the elderly throughout Alava in order to reveal some of the secrets of contemporary art to those persons who, for different reasons, have difficulties in enjoying culture to the full. Through enjoyable, participative sessions, ARTIUM attempts to make art an important part of their lives.
- The handicapped
ARTIUM is a fully accessible institution that welcomes the handicapped through a number of interesting programmes that attend to their needs in visits made in the company of sensitive, qualified personnel.
- The visually handicapped
The centre-museum provides visitors who require these with texts of the brochures in font size 18 and Braille, prepared in collaboration with the Spanish Organisation for the Blind. Moreover, visitors who require this service and after giving sufficient warning of their wish to do so, can order a personal guide who will accompany them during a visit to the museum in order to describe some of the works on show or to read out the explanatory texts.
Information: 945 209010
- Patients with severe mental disorders
In collaboration with the Psychiatric Hospital of Alava, this initiative consists of a series of talks on contemporary art illustrated with audiovisual material and ends with a visit to the centre-museum. The programme is included within the group rehabilitation activity for persons with severe behavioural disorders.
This programme takes place at the Nanclares de la Oca prison in collaboration with Basque teaching centres for adults, IKA.