From the very beginning, the cultural mediation programme has been one of the most important aims of the Art Encounters Foundation, and the young and adult public benefits from this program of guided tours, courses and meetings dedicated to debating the phenomenon of contemporary art. These include: courses for children by age categories, guided tours of exhibitions, introductory courses to contemporary art for adults, themed tours, creative workshops for families with children, as well as a newspaper dedicated to Art Encounters Biennial 2021. The mediation programme is organised in partnership with Contrasens Cultural Association.
My Art Encounters, organized by the Art Encounters Foundation, is the cultural mediation program dedicated to children and young people (aged 5 – 34 years) in urban and rural areas of Timiș County, bringing together under one umbrella several specific types of educational activities through which we propose to bring the general public and as well as pupils from Timișoara and Timiș County closer to the phenomenon of contemporary art. My Art Encounters is an innovative project in terms of the implementation methods chosen in the field of education through culture and, at the same time, an original project, unique in Romania, which originated from the needs were identified in the way that the youth related to contemporary art within the Romanian society, the programme aim to solve these customized solutions, using the major cultural context created by the Art Encounters Biennial.
stART – LOOK, LISTEN, THINK, organized by the Contrasens Cultural Association, is a cultural education and cultural mediation programme designed for the adult public (35-65 + years old) meant to make people with history, profiles, interests and needs diverse, “hard to reach” or “easy to reach”, but who forget to include contemporary art, events, spaces and cultural institutions in their daily life, to find value and relevance in art for personal growth and development. START = because it is never too late to learn something new and especially because we encourage and support the continuing education of adults; stART = as an abbreviation of Art Street; Look at the art and think. Listen because it refers to active listening, which is part of the process of dialogue and the process of doing many active thinking exercises.