Beyond the Physical: Barriers to Cultural Participation A tour around Portugal

Jun 19, 2019

In July 2016, Acesso Cultura | Access Culture presented a project to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation which involved a series of meetings at national level (namely, the 21 intermunicipal communities and the two autonomous regions – Azores and Madeira), in order to reflect on what constitutes a barrier to cultural participation. The two metropolitan areas (Lisbon and Porto), where Acesso Cultura has a more permanent and intense presence, were excluded from the project.
Acesso Cultura considers that, thanks to the continuous promotion of accessibility and the legislation in force, professionals in the cultural sector are more aware now of the existence of physical barriers to cultural venues. However, in addition to the legislation not being implemented, it is also true that our reflection on access does not go much further than the physical aspect and, even in this case, beyond the need for ramps and adapted bathrooms.

Beyond the Physical: Barriers to Cultural Participation A tour around Portugal


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By ADESTE Consortium
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ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School "Empowering audiences, reimagining culture" is the first one of a series of 3 that will be developed in 2019 // 2020 // 2021, in the framework of the ADESTE+ project. It was from September 23 to 27, 2019 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.

This is the fourth day video:

EMPOWERING AUDIENCES, REIMAGINING CULTURE LECTURE CULTURAL DEMOCRACY - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Steven Hadley, National University of Ireland Galway

Ana Žuvela, Institute for Development and International Relations [keynote speakers]

Dea Vidović, Kultura Nova Foundation [moderator]

PERPETUAL RETURN OR ON BEING INCLUDED: AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN…

Wayne Modest, Research Center of Material Culture [keynote speaker]

Susana Gomes da Silva, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian [moderator]


Aug 29, 2019
By Creative People and Places
Aug 29, 2019

Evaluation in participatory arts programmes
A selection of approaches, models and methods developed across Creative People and Places 2013-2016

Since the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme began in 2013, individual programmes have been developing a range of interesting evaluation approaches, models and tools.

Each CPP Place commissions a local evaluation, conducted by an external evaluator / agency to answer the main programme evaluation questions. The National Evaluation draws on these evaluations in the programme-level review.

The three programme evaluation questions driving the CPP National Evaluation are:

1. Are more people from places of least engagement experiencing and inspired by the arts?
2. To what extent was the aspiration for excellence of art and excellence of the process of engaging communities achieved?
3. Which approaches were successful and what were lessons learned?

This compendium presents a sample of these examples from 2013 to 2016 – offered and written by CPP directors and managers, critical friends, local evaluators and artists – to readers who may be thinking about their own evaluation in community contexts and participatory programmes.

 


By Macarena Cuenca y Zaloa Zabala-Inchaurraga
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El fenómeno de la participación social, impulsado por el auge de las nuevas tecnologías, ha planteado un nuevo escenario y nuevos interrogantes para los profesionales y teóricos del museo. Para muchos de ellos, la participación se ha convertido en un pilar del nuevo paradigma del siglo XXI, en el que la co-creación desempeña un papel fundamental. Sin embargo, la terminología que rodea la participación en las artes se encuentra en un estado de cambio y tanto el concepto de participación como el de co-creación son conceptos ambiguos y son múltiples los usos e interpretaciones que se les otorgan. Este artículo se propone reflexionar sobre el binomio museo y co-creación a partir de una extensa revisión bibliográfica.

Artículo de Macarena Cuenca-Amigo Universidad de Deusto y Zaloa Zabala-Inchaurraga Universidad Yasar (Turquía) en la revista HER&MUS (Heritage and Museography) publicado en septiembre 2018. 


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