03 Jul 2011

Observatory of Cultural Activities (OAC)

The Observatório das Actividades Culturais / Observatory of Cultural Activities, founded in September 1996, is a non-profit Association whose founding members are the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) and the National Statistic Institute (INE).

Its main task is to produce and disseminate information, in a systematic and regular manner, on current trends in the field of cultural activities with emphasis on audience researches, cultural events and their impact, cultural policies, cultural agents (artists, users of cultural equipments etc.) and studies on cultural institutions (libraries, museums, etc.).

On the website are presented the most important researches and publication of the Observatory, but also other types of events, such as conferences, seminars and workshops.

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