“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
On March 20, at 6:30 pm, at Culturgest in Lisbon (Room 3), we shall be delivering the Access Culture - Clear Language Award 2020. Entrance will be free. We would like this occasion to be another moment of reflection on communication and clear language in the cultural sector. Thus, inspired by a recent article by … Continue reading Where is Communication? Access Culture – Clear Language Award 2020
As part of the Every Story Matters project, of which Access Culture is a partner, in 2020 we shall be organising 15 workshops, in various parts of the country, aimed at librarians and teachers. What is bibliodiversity? As reading mediators, we have a responsibility to ensure the plurality of voices and experiences reading can … Continue reading Registration open: workshops Every Story Matters