Access Culture organizes 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.

In 2017 we suggest two new topics, in April and June. We will also continue our discussion, in February and in November, regarding two topics which were already explored in the past (chosen after a public consultation held in November 2016).

21 FEB
Continuing the discussion… Leaving our premises: What about those who can’t come to us?
A topic initially addressed in March 2014

18 APR
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”.

20 JUN
Open Access

21 NOV
Continuing the discussion… What is elitism in culture?
Topic initially addressed in November 2016

In 2017, our debates in Porto will be translated into Portuguese Sign Language, thanks to a partnership with the Association Laredo.


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?