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
Annual conference 2020: Cultural programming, angels and demons
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
Debate “Culture: an essential service”
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”
United for the Present and Future of Culture in Portugal
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 you thinking about…?
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…?
Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the cultural sector
(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
Where is Communication? Access Culture – Clear Language Award 2020
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
Registration open: workshops Every Story Matters
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
Applications are now open for the Access Culture Award – Plain Language 2020
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.
We´re looking for talented writers and illustrators
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