Helping young people discover contemporary art is one of the missions of Le Grand Café. The activities on offer build new connections between families and the contemporary art centre. Audiences of every age group can experience the exhibitions, either through our team’s introductory workshops or through family-specific visits.
Held at weekends during the summer, the Radôme Workshops are 30-minute family visits to the exhibition on display at the LiFE followed by a 45-minute hands-on art workshop in the Radôme, inspired by the project.
Exhibition visits are on offer throughout the year for children attending activity centres. There is also a presentation pack for the exhibition aimed at centre directors and activity leaders.
‘Cap Collège’ is an element in the Saint-Nazaire programme for educational success (PRE). Targeted at children living or studying in disadvantaged areas of Saint-Nazaire, its principle is to build confidence in young people as they approach secondary education. To this end, it encourages and promotes a diversity of learning such as discovering different places, cultural practices and activities. Le Grand Café has participated in this programme for many years by organising exhibition visits and encouraging interaction between young people and artworks.
Through its support for rich and varied projects, Le Grand Café has become a true agent for cultural development in the local area. The art centre continues with this engagement by regularly supporting and working with community centres, and the ‘Jeunes en ville’ municipal citizenship programme for young people in Saint-Nazaire, with the offer of exhibition-related activities.