Access Culture organises debates welcoming culture professionals and all those interested, so that we can think together about issues related to accessibility – physical, social and intellectual – which have an impact on our work and our relationship with people with different profiles. The debates take place in four Portuguese cities. They start at 6:30p.m. and entrance is free.

Currently, our debates tak place simultaneously in 13 different cities: Angra do Heroismo, Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Lisboa, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Torres Novas, Vila Nova de Famalicão and Vila Real. In 2020, the four debates will take place on 18 February, 21 April, 16 June and 17 November.



19.11.2019 | Angra do Heroismo, Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Lisboa, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Torres Novas, V.N.Famalicão
“Please behave!”: tensions between new and traditional audiences

28.06.2019 | Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Lisboa, Ponta Delgada, Porto, V.N.Famalicão
How to live together? Our tolerance towards cultural relativism

9.04.2019 | Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Lisboa, Porto, V.N.Famalicão
Who interprets whom? Controversies in relation to the interpretation of TV and theatre characters with disability, black or of asian origin, LGBT

19.02.2019 | Castelo Branco, Évora, Faro, Funchal, Lisboa, Porto, V.N.Famalicão
The politically correct: a way of inclusion or rather a new barrier?

20.11.2018 | Évora, Funchal, Lisboa, Loulé, Porto, V.N.Famalicão
Programming in the peripheries: What? For whom? With whom?

19.6.2018 | Évora, Funchal, Lisboa, Loulé, Porto, VN Famalicão
What are the barriers to the implementation of good practices in access?

17.04.2018 | Évora, Funchal, Lisboa, Porto, S. Bras Alportel, V.N.Famalicão
Can cultural organisations be political? Should they?

20.2.2018 | Évora, Funchal, Lisboa, Loulé, Porto, V.N. Famalicão
Elitist communications design?

21.11.2017 | Évora, Faro, Lisbon, Porto
Continuing the discussion… What is elitism in culture?

20.6.2017 | Braga, Évora, Lisbon, Olhão, Porto
Open Access

18.4.2017 | Évora, Lisbon, Portimão, Porto
Saying of the unspeakable for what?
On the occasion of the 2017 International Museum Day theme, “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.

21.2.2017 | Évora, Faro, Lisbon, Porto
Continuing the discussion… Leaving our premises: What about those who can’t come to us?

15.11.2016 | Évora, Faro, Lisbon, Porto
What is elitism in culture?

14.06.2016 | Évora, Faro, Lisbon, Porto
(In)Acessible art: Roles that combine

19.04.2016 | Évora, Lisbon, Olhão, Porto
Our everyday poetry: Just for the few?

16.02.2016 | Évora, Lisbon, Porto, Tavira
“Us” and “Others”: Culture in the refugee crisis

19.11.2015 | Évora, Lisbon, Loulé, Porto
Gender equility: A (non) issue in the cultural sector?

18.06.2015 | Lisbon, Porto, S. Brás de Alportel
Participatory projects: Sharing responsibilities

21.05.2015 | Lisbon, Portimão, Porto
Management models for access: What does it take?

23.04.2015 | Lisbon, Loulé, Porto
On International Book Day: Access to the pleasure of reading

19.03.2015 | Lisbon, Porto, Faro
Cinema Audiences: What is being don in Portugal?

19.02.2015 | Lisbon, Porto, Silves
Opening hours at theatres and museums: Reconciling needs, creating opportunities

01.22.2015 | Albufeira, Lisbon, Porto
Accessible tourism: Opportunities and obligations

11.12.2014 | Lisboa, Loulé, Porto
What about the people? The audiences in the contents cultural management and museum studies courses

13.11.2014 | Lisboa, Porto
Music and deaf people: A possible relationship

16.10.2014 | Lisbon, Porto
Copyright and public domain: Liberties and implications for audiences, organizations, artists

19.06.2014 | Lisbon, Porto
Architecture: Issues of limitation and liberation

22.05.2014 | Lisbon
Accessible language: Are we able to make ourselves understood?

10.04.2014 | Lisbon
Artists with disabilities: What’s special about them?

20.03.2014 | Lisbon
Leaving our premises: 
What about those who can’t come to us?

20.02.2014 | Lisbon
Immigrant communities: To represent, to involve and to keep

16.01.2014 | Lisbon
Legislation for access: To add or to comply?

12.11.2013 | Lisbon
To charge or not to charge? And how much? Pricing policies for people with disabilities

24.10.2013 | Lisbon, Porto
Public service, museums and photography: What are the limits?