The primary mission of the eac. is to make contemporary art accessible to the largest possible public.
Art education has always been at the heart of the mission, and an entire building,is devoted to studios designed to welcome school groups, beginning with preschoolers.
Because of the outstanding reputation of its educational program, eac. is recognized and supported by the Ministère de la Culture, the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the city of Mouans-Sartoux, the Conseil Régional Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and the Département des Alpes-Maritimes.
En 2008 the eac. received the « Prix Européen du Projet Culturel » awarded by the Fondation Européenne de la Culture « Pro Europa », for its art education program.