Your support makes a difference
The Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre is unique in Gothenburg, in Sweden and worldwide. Our ambition is to be a playful contributor in society and help to reduce social exclusion.
The Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre is managed by a non-profit foundation whose Board of Directors works on a voluntary basis. To fulfil our vision of being a leading children’s cultural centre where ALL children feel they belong, we need your help. We believe in a society that benefits you, us and above all, our target group – children. Together we can make a difference and help to give more children the opportunity to play and learn in a creative environment. We love reading – both aloud and silently – and know that early learning is crucial for a good start in life.
Operating high quality activities in continuous development requires a lot of capital. Be a cultural hero and support our important quest to quench children’s thirst for learning.
As our partner, you can tailor your contribution or choose one of our partnership levels.
Make a contribution
Are you interested in becoming a main partner or partner, or contributing to a specific project or programme? Please contact CEO Anna Forsgren: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have general enquiries, write to email@example.com and we’ll contact you, or call +46 31 15 42 80. And of course you’re always welcome to make a donation by SWISH: 123 640 64 25 or to the Foundation’s Bank giro account 410-7157
Your support makes a difference. Thank you!
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- We aim to forge long-term partnerships
- We enter into written agreements with our partners
- We conduct our partnerships according to our values and ethical rules
- We organise annual partner meetings for our mutual benefit
Founders and partners
Founders: Aktiebolaget SKF, Carl Bennet AB, Coop, Wallenstam AB och AB Volvo.
We also receive a cultural grant from the City of Gothenburg and project funding from the Västra Götaland Regional Council.
Main partner: Smarteyes.
Partners: AstraZeneca, Näringslivsgruppen Göteborg & Co.
Material partners: BabyBjörn, Libero, Rabén & Sjögren and Triumf Glass.
In previous years we have received generous donations from: Apotekare Mossberg Foundation, Bic Nordic AB, the Simonyi family, Solstickan Foundation, Hasselblad Foundation, Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Swedish Arts Council, Länsförsäkringar, Näringslivsgruppen Göteborg & Co, Rabén & Sjögren, Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.
Buy Alfie Atkins’ Friends tickets
Not all children are lucky enough to be able to visit us. By buying Friends tickets to the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre, you give a group of children free entry and the opportunity to participate in daily program activities. You give children the gift of a fun and rewarding day, while supporting our activities and helping us promote children’s development and learning.
Friends tickets are distributed directly to families with children in need, via carefully selected organisations such as Gothenburg City Mission, the Friends Foundation and the Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital.
Major educational projects
Generous funding from charities and foundations enables the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre to carry out major educational projects in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.
We contribute to children’s development through play and learning. The latest research shows that early learning initiatives are crucial, and in this respect we make an important contribution to lifelong learning.
Read more here.
Hasselblad Foundation, In Space with Alfie Atkins
2018/2019, SEK 1 million. 2019, SEK 500,000. A new educational project about space in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. The project was developed in autumn 2018 and implemented in spring/autumn 2019. In Space with Alfie Atkins consists of playful interactive lessons where we travel to the moon together. The lessons are targeted at 6- to 7-year-olds and involve a combination of drama, movement and experiments.
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation – Chemistry with Alfie Atkins
2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021, SEK 4.5 million.
A further three years of funding for a chemistry project for children in the age group 6–7 in partnership with the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. The project aims to spark children’s interest and curiosity in the subject of chemistry through interactive lessons featuring a combination of acting, molecular dancing and experiments. The project will gradually be developed with a teacher’s guide, training meetings and regional implementation. In autumn 2019, chemistry lessons were piloted on a regional level in partnership with Innovatum in Trollhättan, with funding from the Västra Götaland Regional Council.
Hasselblad Foundation, Chemistry with Alfie Atkins
2015/2016, SEK 800,000. 2016/2017, SEK 1.5 million. 2017/2018 SEK 700,000.
A collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre which started in 2015. The project aims to spark children’s curiosity and interest in the subject of chemistry through interactive lessons. The project was researched by the University of Gothenburg. More than 7,000 students and teachers have participated in the project since it started in 2015, and it has generated enormous interest.
Stiftelsen Marcus & Amalia Wallenbergs minnesfond, Making child culture
2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, SEK 1 million. A collaboration between the Child Culture Design programme at the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg and the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre. The garden cabin on the terrace is one of the results of this project. Read more in the publication Making Child Culture, which you can order from firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017/2018, SEK 1.5 million to support our efforts to be a leading children’s cultural centre where ALL children feel they belong By ALL, we mean regardless of functional ability, language, origin or social circumstances. This has enabled us to organise, among other things, an open house during the Gothenburg Culture Festival and outreach performances with audio description and sign language in several arenas to achieve wider participation.