The second debate in the series "The activist museum: going deeper" takes place online on 1 July 2021, at 7pm CET | 1pm EDT. Our guest is Elaine Heumann Gurian. Register here Elaine's book Civilizing the Museum (which includes a number of essays under the title "The importance of 'and'" or the article "Turning the … Continue reading Debate – The activist museum: going deeper, with Elaine Heumann Gurian
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 … Continue reading Access Culture Week 2021
“If we closed tomorrow, who would cry for us?” Most cultural organisations consider their “mission” to be the description of what they do. Thus, we have many – so many – museums that collect, preserve, study and exhibit; or many – so many – theatres that present theatre and dance performances, concerts, debates, etc. Rarely, … Continue reading Mission statement: why do we do what we do?
It is with great joy that we share our schedule for the first half of 2021. We hope you can find here some good reasons to join us. All programming will be carried out online. Describing diversity 11 February, 3pm WET | Livestreamed on Facebook A conversation with Rachel Hutchinson, Matthew Cock and Hannah Thompson Disability … Continue reading Programming for an international audience
A few days ago, the Museums in the Future Project Group made its final report (a preliminary version) publicly available. Acesso Cultura | Access Culture was heard by the Group in the consultation phase, together with various entities and professionals, in May 2019. Now, we were asked to read the preliminary report and make … Continue reading Suggestions regarding the Preliminary Report of the Museums in the Future Project Group
We are announcing our 2020 annual conference, which will take place online on 12 October. This year, we decided to discuss the role of cultural programming, a profession still largely unknown – but also misunderstood and, at times, poorly received – among us. There are those who see it as an intention to present and … Continue reading Annual conference 2020: Cultural programming, angels and demons
Tonight, at 9:30 pm, we will be talking with Ana Isabel Bragança and Ricardo Baptista (ondamarela), Hugo Cruz (creator and cultural programmer), Madalena Victorino and Giacomo Scalisi (artistic directors of Lavrar o Mar), Márcio Laranjeira (Lovers & Lollypops) and Vera Mantero (dancer and choreographer, O Rumo do Fumo). Assuming that Culture is an essential asset, … Continue reading Debate “Culture: an essential service”
Dear Mr.President of the Republic, President of the Assembly of the Republic, Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, On 19th and 26th of April 2020, the following representative structures of the sector were gathered: Fundação GDA; Plateia - Associação de Profissionais das Artes Cénicas; CENA-STE - Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Espectáculos, do Audiovisual e dos … Continue reading United for the Present and Future of Culture in Portugal
What are our colleagues thinking about? What is it that makes you think, what is it that inspires you in this very unusual moment that we are all experiencing? How do you see cultural participation, in any of its aspects, in the medium and long term? What impact can our current learning have (or should … Continue reading What are you thinking about…?
(Last updated on 29.7.2020) Crises like the one we are experiencing at this moment, caused by the coronavirus / COVID-19, have also got a significant impact on the lives of self-employed workers. Cultural professionals, many of whom live in an extremely precarious context, will be particularly affected. The cancellation or postponement of cultural initiatives, absolutely … Continue reading Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the cultural sector