Social Programs

The social programs of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao facilitate the effective inclusion of vulnerable groups and persons with special needs who want to be in contact with art for inspiration, learning, or entertainment. In addition, they contribute to raising awareness of the importance of inclusion in society.
By implementing transformational learning processes, the Museum dedicates a special attention to vulnerable groups, their values and needs. Thus, art and educational practices become an essential tool in the development of INCLUSIVE AND INTEGRATIVE CULTURAL PROJECTS.

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“Connect with Art” tours for vulnerable groups

A program targeted at underprivileged groups in vulnerable situations, rehab processes, or at risk of social or economic exclusion, who can come to the Museum thanks to this free program (admission and guide included).

  • Social integration by promoting empowerment through independence and normalization.
  • Creativity and imagination kindled by elements of stimulation and development, among others.
  • Emotional expression developed through the connection with art and the use of art to express feelings and emotions.
  • Discovery and wellbeing achieved through motivation, self-knowledge, and enjoyment in cultural activities performed in groups.

More details:

  • For participants aged 18 or over.
  • 20 participants per group max.
  • For further information or bookings, write to social@guggenheim-bilbao.eus
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“Connect with Art” tours for groups with special needs

Inclusive, adaptive tours of the Museum for visitors with special physical, cognitive or psychological needs, with special dynamics to stimulate their special skills.

Tours using Spanish sign language and seeing-through-touch tours (with tactile prints and models and braille descriptions) to explore the Museum’s Collection are also available.

More details:

  • For participants aged 18 or over.
  • Museum tickets not included.
  • 20 participants per group max.
  • For further information or bookings, write to social@guggenheim-bilbao.eus
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“Discover the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao” workshop-tours

These tours and workshops, targeted at groups of cognitively or mentally challenged persons, or vulnerable groups at risk of social exclusion combine the discovery of the works in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection with practical activities in the Museum’s educational areas.

These tours and workshops are targeted at local social organizations, encouraging them to include art and creativity as tools to promote wellbeing, develop people’s skills, and create social bonds. This has positive effects on participants and their environment, helping them build resilience and achieve integration.

Write an email to social@guggenheim-bilbao.eus and keep abreast of forthcoming tours.

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Art in Hospitals

This program was developed at the Classrooms in the Cruces and Basurto Hospitals and aims to help students keep up with their school subjects. Art comes to the hospital via the Collection and the Museum’s exhibitions.

Art in Hospitals is targeted at children aged 3 to 16 who need long-term or day medical care. Based on an interesting program of art-based activities, teachers help them keep up with the Art contents in the school curriculum.

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Body & Mind: Art & Mental Health

This program, conducted by artists and educators outside the Museum, is designed in close collaboration with professionals in the mental health sector. It is targeted at kids, youths, and adults undergoing integration and rehabilitation processes.

Museum artists/educators come to the Ortuella and Hogar Izarra therapeutic/educational facilities to show patients new ways of looking at reality and new forms of expression as provided by art. Participants create their own works in a fulfilling aesthetic experience. In addition, artists/educators accompany participants in their visits to the Museum.

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Bringing the Museum closer to all, without exception

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A social program carried out by Museum Members, who offer support services in the Museum and help deliver informal talks or conduct art workshops in organizations across Bizkaia.

For senior, recreational or art centers, and organizations for migrants and groups at risk of exclusion

Admission: Free (guided tour of the Museum included)

Are you interested in being a volunteer? Do you have questions? Contact us at +34 944 359 067, Mon-Fri from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Universal Access Program

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has a broad universal access program based on a standardized management system to make admission, as well as services and activities, easily available to all kinds of visitors. Thus, everyone can learn about and enjoy art. The program includes a wide range of resources, such as tactile prints and models, inclusive, adapted guided tours, video guides for hearing-impaired visitors, an audio guide of the Museum exterior in adapted language, and an accessibility guide. For further information, click HERE.