The ULK Art Labs are the SMK's social and creative community for young people between the ages of 15 and 25
The art pilots are volunteers who work on projects in close collaboration with museum staff - with the common vision: art should feel relevant to young people, and creativity should be part of their everyday lives.
By forming a community, the ULK Art Labs forge invaluable long-term relationships between the museum and young people. This is done via daring, experimental projects carried out at the museum itself, involving co-operation with art educators/interpreters, artists, curators, and interaction designers – and also through collaboration with external partners outside the museum setting.
The art pilots strive to share their enthusiasm for art, and as volunteer workers they are interested in how the SMK and art can play a part in their own lives and in the lives of other young people. We share their interest and sheer curiosity. As a result, we aim to give the art pilots something back in the form of tools for project management, learning & interpretation activities, and communication.