Seminar poster

22 Oct, Monday, 10 am -1 pm
Municipal Library of Marvila, Lisbon

There are still many issues in Portugal regarding access of people with disabilities to live music (indoors or outdoors). There are multiple complaints due to total or partial lack of access conditions. In fact, in many cases, it is a failure to comply with Portuguese law.

The British association Attitude is Everything works for the improvement of access to live music for people with disabilities and deaf people. It is a major reference in the UK, collaborating with major live concert promoters (such as Live Nation, Festival Republic, AMG – Academy Music Group and DHP Family ).

In this seminar, Suzanne Bull (CEO of Attitude is Everything) will address the following points:

  • The social model of disability in contrast with the medical model;
  • Who are “people with disabilities”;
  • The work of Attitude is Everything, good practices, resources;
  • Simple ways to create and improve access;
  • Open discussion.

Some data on the economic impact of being accessible and inclusive

  • Currently 3.3 million disabled people attend live music events in the UK, this is 11% of the total live music audience.
  • Last year, disabled people and their households spent £7.9 million at live music events, yet the market can be worth up to £20 million.  This figure has grown from £4.5 million in 2014 – 2015.
  • Last year, Attitude is Everything supported 170,000 disabled people to go to live music events at our Charter Venues and Festivals during 2017 – 2018.

Access Cultura and its partners in the organisation of this seminar believe that it can be done also in Portugal.