Diversity and inclusion
Kode is striving to be accessible and open to a broad audience. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are an important part of our social responsibility to promote life skills and mental health.
Kode Open is a collective term for our free offers to audience groups who for various reasons need customized visits. These groups include people who experience physical, psychological, language related, cultural, or financial barriers.
All Kode Open initiatives are free.
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Our programmes include
Kode collaborates with Bergen municipality and their school for bilingual children.
During their visit to the museum, the pupils get to see, converse, and create, using art works reflecting their curriculum as a starting point.
The main purpose is for pupils to practice language skills and receive interdisciplinary learning in their Norwegian training, where visual art becomes part of a wider pedagogic method.
Kode also offers language training at the museum for the Bergen adult education, as part of their Norwegian and social studies teaching. For further information please contact email@example.com.
In close collaboration with the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association in Bergen, Kode offers free tours for people with early-stage dementia and their companions.
The initiative primarily includes a customized tour, creative workshop and socialising at the museum.
The tour focuses on being present in the moment, using several of our senses. The aim is to stimulate viewing and the entire sensory apparatus and evoke enthusiasm and wonder.
In the dialogue, we put less emphasis on evoking images from memory but rather on concentrating on the stories and images that occur in the moment.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With this project, Kode wants to invite volunteers to visit us in company of their participant for a fulfilling conversation about art and life.
The project aims to create a diverse art space through making the museum relevant for even more of the city’s inhabitants. The book “Kunstkompis på KODE” is also part of the project and serves as a resource guide to initiate a conversation about art.
The project is developed together with Bergen municipality, Enhet for aktivitet og mestring, Red Cross, and the Norwegian Health Association. If you want the resource guide Kunstkompis på Kode, please contact email@example.com.
Art should be accessible to all, also those who are hindered from visiting.
Since 2014, Kode and the Norwegian Correctional Service have collaborated on rewarding art experiences for prisoners in Bergen prison and young offenders serving time in Bjørgvin prison.
The entitative includes visits to pupils in minimum security prison as part of their upper secondary education and art courses with Kode employees in Bergen prison.
The initiative has been met with excitement and creative enthusiasm from both prisoners and staff and is for many a welcome break from the unvarying routine of prison daily life.
If you want further information about the programme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Kode’s free initiative for youth between 15 and 20. In collaboration with Forandringshuset in Bergen and made possible by the SR-Bank Foundation we offer art courses consisting of different creative activities.
Tours, creative workshops, activities at Forandringshuset, or gallery visits—always combined with a good meal and socializing.
Kode offers a varied programme for seniors living in nursing homes or care homes.
With funding from Bergen municipality’s grant scheme “The Cultural Walking Stick”, Kode invites to customized tours with different themes.
These specially developed dissemination initiatives often combine music and visual arts.
We customize them through small groups, available wheelchairs and rollators and comfortable seating for all participants. For further information please contact email@example.com.