Strelka is located on the grounds of the former Red October chocolate factory, on Bolotny Island – two steps away from the Kremlin, the notorious House on the Embankment, and Gorky Park. The Institute occupies what once were the factory’s garages that up until 2009 housed the ARTStrelka cultural centre.

Strelka comprises four studios, a lecture hall, a media library, a large courtyard amphitheatre, and Strelka Bar with a rooftop summer terrace.