The municipal babysitting expands with Concilia Cultura

28/03/2023 - 11:00 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Different facilities and festivals will offer forms of care and accompaniment for children and families to facilitate access to cultural events and activities for adults.

As part of the deployment of the Cultural Rights Plan, and specifically of the government measure “Feminist culture: the right to a diverse and equitable culture“, the municipal babysitting is expanding and taking on new forms. On the one hand, the Concilia service, in operation since 2020, adds new spaces incorporating the possibility of leaving children in charge in order to attend activities in civic centres and libraries located in territories of the Neighbourhood Plan. On the other hand, May will see the launch of Concilia Cultura, with a pilot programme involving the Teatre Lliure, the Picasso Museum, La Virreina Image Centre, La Capella, the Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Art Centre and the Barcelona Poetry Festival. All of them will offer different forms of attention and accompaniment to children and families in order to make it easier for adults to access the city’s cultural offer.

In the case of La Virreina Image Centre and La Capella, the children’s activity service will be offered in the LAB space at the Palau de la Virreina at specific times, such as the opening of exhibitions in the centres’ programmes and weekend guided tours. At the Teatre Lliure, the service will be provided, by prior reservation, at the Montjuïc venue during weekend performances in the afternoon. At the Picasso it will begin to be offered in September, on Thursdays from 4 pm -when free admission to the Museum is available- and on the first Sunday of each month. As for the Fabra i Coats, it will set up a permanent family space inside the CAC-Centre of Contemporary Art that will provide a service to all users who access the exhibition space, with a permanent play area without monitoring. In addition, during the openings of the temporary exhibitions and guided tours, a children’s welcome service will also be offered with prior reservation. As for the Barcelona Poetry 2023 festival, there will be a play area for the youngest children and workshops for older children who attend the activities programmed in the Jardins dels Tarongers.

All the spaces are aimed at children from 0 to 12 years old (for children from 0 to 3 years old, the presence of a caregiver is required). More information in this link.