Gävle Konstcentrum is part of the municipality of Gävle and is the focal point for contemporary art in the region. Gävle Konstcentrum helps to profile Gävle as a centre for artistic activity. We have exhibitions of Swedish and international artists. We have a well-developed programme, with elements that may be directly related to the current exhibition and/or related to other current and important issues.
Gävle Konstcentrum’s activities are aimed at all age groups – we want to bring about encounters that span generations. We cooperate closely with Gävle’s schools through our educational programme which is directed towards children and young people, from preschool to upper secondary. We also work with local schools in various types of collaborative projects, extended education or refresher courses for teachers, seminars and lectures.
Gävle Konstcentrum is an important resource as regards the municipality’s public art. We are engaged in investigating the city as public space and the importance of art for and in the urban environment.
Gävle Konstcentrum is located within walking distance from the city centre and is housed in the historical building known to Gävle residents as the previously forestry museum, Silvanum.