Poster of Access Culture Week 2021

The 7th edition of the Access Culture Week will take place from 14 to 20 June 2021. A week to reflect on what access is and raise awareness regarding the mission and objectives of Access Culture. Together we work to make difference mainstream.

Most of our events take place in Portuguese, with interpretation in Portuguese Sign Language. There is one debate in English on 17 June at 10.30 am WET | 11.30 am CET.

14 June | 6-9 pm WET
Seminar: Diversity and Inclusion

Marco Paiva with Joana Honório and Rui Fonseca
Online, on Zoom

15 June | 6.30-8 pm WET
Debate: Desired, imposed and negotiated time

Free entry | Online, on Zoom

16 June | 6.30 pm WET
Access Culture Awards 2021

Livestreamed on our Facebook page

17 June
3 debates of 1 hour

10.30 am; 3 pm; 7.30pm WET
Livestreamed on our Facebook page

A number of colleagues join us for an informal conversation regarding a book, a survey and a theatre play.

10.30 am WET | 11.30 am CET: Audience development and cultural policy
A conversation about Steven Hadley’s new book
In English

Steven Haldey, academic, consultant, reseracher (Ireland | UK)
Beth Ponte, cultural manager, researcher, consultant (Brazil)
Ceyda Berk Söderblom, cultural manager, curator, programmer (Finland)
Valika Smeulders, Head of the Department of History of the Rijksmuseum (The Netherlands)
More information

3 pm WET: Time to Act
A conversation about the survey Time to Act, commissioned by the British Council

How does lack of knowledge create barriers for artists and audiences with disabilities?

Américo Rodrigues, Arts Council Portugal
Cristina Grande, Serralves – Contemporary Art Museum
Henrique Amoedo, Dançando com a Diferença
Jordi Baltà, Consultant at Trànsit Projectes (Barcelona) and a member of the On The Move research team responsible for this survey
Mónica Guerreiro, Coliseu do Porto

7.30 pm WET: Artists with disabilities in the mainstream
A conversation about the theatre play “Calígula morreu. Eu não”

Alfredo Sanzol, Artistic Director – Centro Dramático Nacional
Marco Paiva, Theatre Director
Paulo Azevedo, Actor
Tiago Rodrigues, Artistic Director – Teatro Nacional D. Maria II