Culture for Children celebrates Giving Tuesday!

Support our action for children in hospitals


On this day dedicated to generosity, commitment and solidarity, we are highlighting our action for children in hospitals, for whom we adapt our programmes to the most specific situations, right up to the child's bedside.

Every year, 600 children in hospital take part in our programmes. Our work ensures that all children have cultural rights, whatever their personal situation. Artistic and cultural education in hospital not only helps them to continue learning, it also offers them an opportunity to share and escape, which is very important in softening their stay and breaking their isolation.



To bring art to the hospital, Culture for Children has designed a project enabling children who are unable to leave hospital to visit an immersive exhibition using virtual reality. Thanks to this technology, we are able to bring art to the bedside of children hospitalised in critical care (oncology, transplant and palliative care departments). A mediator will be present at the children's bedside in a minimum of two sessions, alternating viewing of the exhibition with the headset and activities involving the transmission of knowledge and artistic practice.


Our project has already been tested in the wards of the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, and the results are absolutely convincing: all the children were absolutely won over! The immersive experience worked perfectly, and the children saw themselves as much in the exhibition as in their own future. We're continuing to work closely with doctors, carers and teachers to tailor the programme to each child's individual state of health.


For this first phase, we are offering these children the chance to visit the Destination Cosmos exhibition. The ultimate challenge, as if they were going to the Atelier des Lumières in Paris. This immersive exhibition takes them on a journey into space, immersing them in a maze of stars, planets and nebulae, made possible thanks to the collaboration of the CNES - Centre national d'études spatiales, a partner in the development of the scientific content of the project.



Our project will be implemented in the paediatric and intensive care departments (oncology, transplant, palliative care) of our partners in hospitals in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence. Whenever possible, children and their families are welcomed at our heritage sites and immersive arts centres. 


  • APHP and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris
  • Montpellier University Hospital
  • Bordeaux University Hospital
  • Marseille University Hospital
  • Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal d'Aix-Pertuis



On this special day, and until the end of the year 2023, you can make a donation to support our actions at the hospital. 75, 000€ are required to finance the participation of 600 children in our programmes in 2024, including 100 children for the virtual reality project, which alone represents a budget of 40,000€. 


100% of your donation will go to the project! Your generosity will finance the design and implementation of the project, the purchase of virtual reality headsets, educational activities, the transport of the children and the evaluation of the activities.


  • By donating 15€, you will fund creative materials for a child; 
  • By donating 40,€ you will provide an educational workshop for a child; 
  • By donating €400, you will fund a child's participation in the virtual reality project at the hospital.