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
Registration is now open for the Access Culture Award - Plain Language 2020. We´re strongly encouraging our colleagues from the performing arts field to consider sending an application, as they have been heavily under-represented in the last two years.
This programme will guide six talented writers and illustrators from six different European countries to produce inclusive stories for children. Each participant will be matched to a mentor from their own country. The mentor is an experienced author or illustrator with a large network and will coach the participants in writing or drawing stories. During the programme, the … Continue reading We´re looking for talented writers and illustrators
Registration is now open for the kick off conference of our project Every Story Matters, which takes place on 19 November at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Everybody has the right to discover literature and to create stories, Your socio-economic or cultural background, gender, sexual preference or mental and physical abilities should not matter. … Continue reading Registration open: Every Story Matters Conference
We couldn't be happier! Our "Every Story Matters" project is one of the 87 projects supported this year by Creative Europe! Books do not reflect society as it is. There is an absence of inclusive books. By inclusive literature we mean books featuring a range of abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexual orientations and socio-economic … Continue reading Creative Europe supports our project “Every Story Matters”
As the idea of neutrality is being intensely questioned, as cultural activism becomes more and more present in different spaces and contexts (a result of internal or external initiatives), Access Culture is inviting you for another moment of reflection on the political role of cultural organisations and of those working in or with them. Join … Continue reading Registration open: 2019 Annual Conference
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 19 June between the British Council, Arts Council Portugal (DGARTES) and Acesso Cultura | Access Culture. It is a partnership for the provision of training courses aimed at artistic entities and cultural agents in the performing arts field in Portugal. The training will focus on the inclusion … Continue reading Memorandum of Understanding with British Council and Arts Council Portugal